light brahma, male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lothefarmer, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought some chicks about two weeks ago from a feed store, all but the bantams were sexed as pullets, but i have a feeling the light brahma we picked up may be a male. they are living with some slightly older chicks, who were unsexed, and i'm absolutely sure that there are males in that bunch. the light brahma is the most aggressive out of all of the ones we most recently got, and he/she is squabbling just a little bit with the bigger boys. is she just sticking up for herself, or could she possibly be a boy?

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    are there any visual clues?
     
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I tell you its hard to figure these birds out. With my brahmas I could tell them around 8 plus weeks and still was not always right. Hope someone here can tell you.[​IMG]
     
  3. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    With that tiny tail and those long wings I'd lean towards cockerel at this point, but it is hard with the Brahmas. I have some that are now almost 4 1/2 months and they still keep me guessing at times.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I think its a cockerel, but I don't think that's a light brahma.
     
  5. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am raising 7 Light Brahmas. I have had them since they were 8 wks old. At 8 weeks they were pure white and already had their brahma makings of a varigated white and black head to neck and a black tail. Your chicken does not in any way resemble the light brahmas I have. Could it be a Buff Brahma?
     
  6. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it's not? can you tell me what it is?
     
  7. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by the way, the man who sold it to me said it was a light brahma, and i have never seen a light brahma chick, only dark.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'm not sure what it is. The lacing on the feathers look like dark brahma, but the rest of the bird doesn't. Let me see if I can find some old pics for you, when my adult flock were chicks. BRB
     
  9. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm not sure what it is. The lacing on the feathers look like dark brahma, but the rest of the bird doesn't. Let me see if I can find some old pics for you, when my adult flock were chicks. BRB

    okay, thank you. :)
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Okay, here's some pics for you. All these pics were taken when my adult brahmas were 5 weeks old, except for the one of the two lights roosting on the side of their brooder. Those two were about 3 weeks old when the pic was taken. And btw, I don't think your chick is a buff either. The coloring is all wrong. Perhaps a light/dark cross?
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    Buffs (roo on the left):

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