light brahma or columbian wyandotte

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cearalyn, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. cearalyn

    cearalyn Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so i got this chicken from someone about a month and a half ago and im not sure if its a light brahma or a columbian wyandotte? and im also not sure if its a male or female? like i said iv had it for about a month and a half now and it just started to do the deed with our hens...? and it never crowed until today? it dont have spurs or anything. but it crowed today like a rooster and its humping the hens.....????? im so confused about it lol. any input suggestions or comments would be helpful...... thanks!!!!

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Light Brahmas have feathered legs, while CWS don't. [​IMG] I can't really see from the picture....

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  3. cearalyn

    cearalyn Out Of The Brooder

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    it really dont have feather on its legs but it was also malnurished too idk if it would make a difference or not
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty sure it would be a Wyandotte, then! [​IMG]

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  5. cearalyn

    cearalyn Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks and whats your opinion on it being male or female?
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a pretty tough one....are its hackle (neck) and saddle (around the base of the tail) feathers pointed or rounded at the ends?

    ~Alex
     
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  7. cearalyn

    cearalyn Out Of The Brooder

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    the feathers are more of a pointy shape to them
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there any chance that he's a younger cockerel who hasn't developed fully yet? [​IMG] Pointed feathers is a male trait, though it appears to be a pullet from the picture.

    ~Alex
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I"m pretty sure that's a light Brahma cockerel.

    A profile pic of the bird standing in good lighting would help. But I'm pretty sure I'm seeing saddle feathers and a pea comb.

    Brahmas have feathered legs and pea combs

    Wyandottes have rose combs and clean legs

    Rock have straight combs and clean legs.

    Sussex have straight combs and clean white/pink legs.
     

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