Light Brahma, Mabel. Pullet or Cockerel?


In the Brooder
6 Years
Sep 20, 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah

Hopefully my video posts...

The chick in question is just over 8 weeks. Her temperament is nothing like I've read about for the breed: very bossy! Her clucks have become very low, as compared to the rest of our flock. She is our only Light Brahma, however, and perhaps it is just a breed thing?

She was sexed when delivered through MPC.

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The video's cute, but not what we need for sexing. Profile pictures of the bird, including head and legs, are best, plus a close up of the comb if you can get it.

I hope these will work! Also, her tail feathers are much less developed than the chicks of other breeds. Happy to get a vid of her low-clucks if that helps. Her legs are just huge! (I was raised in Latin countries...we appreciate a girl with extra meat on her...and while I assume that ideology transfers to the chicken world, we just can't have a too :(.
Sorry, but I'm leaning toward male. I'm not positive at this point, brahmas are slow to mature and the boys can "hide" for a while lol. but the slow feathering, the thick legs, and the pea comb looks to be getting three rows---those all say male. Maybe post again around 3 months?
I just looked at your photos, and I'm also leaning towards "her" being a rooster. "She" isn't very well feathered (males are usually slower to mature than females), the legs are thick, and it has a tall stance. All of these are rooster traits. Still, Light Brahmas are slow to mature, so we can't be certain of the gender yet.
Thank you TREMENDOUSLY for your input!! I will post in another month for sure. "She" has been SO different from her flockmates from the get-go. I'll miss my lil' mouthy, gender-confused bird...

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