Light Brahma: Pullet? I'm hoping??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Juno's Chicks, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my chick Birdie... s/he is 4.5 weeks old. I noticed yesterday wattles are coming in. I'm new to the chicken world and was not sure if females ended up with small wattles. Thank you!!!

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    Thanks again!!! :)
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I thought pullet until I saw how red her comb was in the last picture. So really, [​IMG] Hope someone else helps out!
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Hmmm... Does look a little rooish [​IMG]
     
  4. Vyraal

    Vyraal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont take my word for it, but judging by the red color of the comb and wattles I'd say you have a little roo!
     
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
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    I'm going to have to agree that it looks like a cockerel. The size of the comb is fine but wouldn't be that red on a pullet, nor would a pullet have wattles at that age.
     
  6. kippy2

    kippy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like a roo but hope its a pullet:)
     
  7. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to tell you this, but my chicks are JUST now starting to look pink/red in the comb area, and not even as deep a color as your bird in the photo....they are 8ish weeks old now. The one that I suspect to be a roo also begun developing wattles early...at about 6 weeks. He now has a developed comb, noticable wattles, an very thick rooish legs....I think you may have a roo...but if it makes you feel any better, my BLRW developed pink combs early...both times I have raised them...
     
  8. 2 britts

    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

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  9. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!!

    This means 4 of the 11 chicks I ordered are roosters.... I ordered all pullets!! I knew there was a chance but MAN! not this many!!!
     
  10. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where did you order them from? Lotsa hatcheries will give you a 90% guarantee...if more than 10% of your chicks are male, they will refund/credit you for new chicks...but some of them make you wait till a certain age. I ordered from My Pet Chicken, and they make you wait till the bird is 7 months old before they will refund/credit for males.
     

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