Light brahma, roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cutlass1972, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. cutlass1972

    cutlass1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The batch I bought is supposed to be all pullets, however I have one light brahma that is substantially bigger and different looking than all its siblings. I do not see any saddle feathers but her tail feathers seem to be getting long.

    So, is she a he, or is she just a big long legged gangly amazon hen?

    she is the one in the middle, the two other light Brahmas next to her are hatch mates.
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    here you can see she is bigger and has much longer tail feathers but I dont see any saddle feathers
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    the waddles look like a hen, but she / he is still pretty young
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    more tail feathers
    and no saddle
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    Here she is again, she is the on in behind, just showing difference in size again.
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  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really hard to tell but I'm leaning towards a rooster here...
     
  3. cutlass1972

    cutlass1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, me too. That is what I was afraid of. the tail feathers are what is making me lean toward roo.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I think it's a young cockerel too. Brahmas are slow to mature but usually you can tell pullets from cockerels by the comb at that age. Pullet peacombs are tiny and pale.
     
  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    It looks like a roo to me as well. The wattles and comb are very big and red and the tail doesn't look pullet-ish.
     
  6. Mandy1296

    Mandy1296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That tail is the give-away. He looks just like my Light Brahma Roo Waylon, who his the calmest mild mannered Roo.
     
  7. cutlass1972

    cutlass1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, if he is a roo, we will see how he ets along with bubba. Bubba is a 1 year old buff orpington roo. I got him from the same people that sold me the other pullets. He is the nicest roo I have ever seen. I would not mind 2 roos if they are both nice, don't pick on the girls too bad, and can tolerate each other.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    2 ladies and a dude.
     
  9. askjcm2005

    askjcm2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote roo
     
  10. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo. very pretty birds.
     

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