Light Brahma roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Timskins, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Timskins

    Timskins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Light Brahmas have grown much faster and are almost twice as large as the rest of my flock. For awhile I was wondering if they had some cornish genes in them. I think I figured out why after one has been making a very horrible attempt at crowing. :-( These are my first birds so I wasn't to sure what to look for in cockerels and it appears that Light Brahama's dont look like the typical cockerel as well making it more difficult. From looking around the web they dont appear to grow the large comb or tail feathers as most breeds do. Attached are a couple of pics of them what do you think boys or girls?

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    if you could get a good side shot of them it would help alot. Different breeds grow at different rates and not all breeds will end up the same size as other breeds once they are adults.
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Age would help confirm but I'm 90% sure that's a rooster.


    Brahmas do show rooster signs just like all other breeds, they just often do it slower. Pea combs can be harder to tell gender if you're used to straight combs, but they do get larger and redder. I'm pretty sure I see saddle feathers on this guy, but a profile shot would sure help.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say cockerel, but am not 100% sure.
     
  7. bantambury

    bantambury life does go on.

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    id have to agree.
     
  8. Timskins

    Timskins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses. Here are some more pics to confirm. All my birds are 19wks old.

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  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    both light brahmas in the pictures are cockerels
     
  10. Timskins

    Timskins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my birds have started laying but could start in the next 2-3 weeks or so. How soon do I need to get these guys out of there before I get fertile eggs?
     

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