Light brahma rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by haley183, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. haley183

    haley183 New Egg

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    Some friends gave us one of their light brahma chickens that they said was a rooster. Now I'm starting to think he is really a pullet. He doesn't look like a rooster to me, but I just can't decide. I don't have any other brahmas to compare him to. Our friends are new to chicken keeping so I wonder if they made a mistake. He's almost 18 weeks old. Thoughts? Thanks!

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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His tail looks male to me.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I see pointed saddle and hackle feathers, and the beginnings of sickle feathers in the tail. So I'd say that you have a rooster.
     
  4. bantygirl

    bantygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like saddle freathers I have to agree
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X4 he is a roo, looks like he has pointy saddle feathers coming in.
     
  6. haley183

    haley183 New Egg

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    Thanks everybody! I guess light brahma roosters' combs and wattles develop later. I have a black copper maran cockerel who's not much older who already has a huge comb and wattle.
     
  7. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    deffinetly a rooster. they grow huge i would use him for soup ! lol
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Brahmas are slow to mature. The roosters often don't crow or mate until after 6 months, they just take a while to catch up to their size. that's a male.
     
  9. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a rooster i have a Brahma cross and he looks the same just diff colour plus hens tails always point upwards unless they are ill and roosters are like a ball with pointed feathers
     

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