Light Brahmas, 4 months Pullet or Cockerel? +Updated Pictures on Page 4+

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sk8inChick(en), Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Songster

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    Yes, her face is soooooo much redder, oh dear!

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  2. MineAlways

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    I understand that! We are not allowed to have roos either and when he started crowing my heart sank.

    I could tell a difference from early on with mine but like I said maybe if yours is a boy he is maturing a little slow.
    I had heard LBs were slow to mature so I was SHOCKED! [​IMG]when mine started crowing at 12 weeks I was hoping he wouldnt start until 4-6 months. But he didnt and I had to do something with him sooner then I had wanted.


    Here is hoping both of yours are girls and if not then I hope he doesnt make to much racket and blow your cover [​IMG]
     
  3. popsicle

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    Can you post an up-to-date full body shot?
     
  4. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Songster

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    Thank you so much! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but we haven't heard any crowing as of yet.

    Hopefully that is a good sign!


    Yes, I'll post one this afternoon of her saddle and hackle feathers and all-over shape. :)
     
  5. Annilee07

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    I'd love to see a full picture of yours, i'm going through the same thing. I don't have one to compare mine with thought. I just finished starting a thread trying to figure out if my LB is a roo or pullet... I'm dying... i nursed Dixie through her first week. It will be really sad if she crows! Any advice will be welcomed! Thanks!

    This is my Dixie Chicken- 14 weeks old
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  6. Sk8inChick(en)

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    Okay, here are the updated pics of "Georgina." We're hoping she's not a "George."


    Thank you so much! Your opinions are appreciated!

    Sorry about all the pictures! I think I got carried away, ha ha.



    "Georgina" is the one in the center of the photo.
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    Here is her sister, Kitty, for comparison. (sorry about the bluriness)

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    Georgina again.
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    Her saddle feathers look pretty rounded to me.

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    Her hackles are a little bit pointy, but so are Kitty's. (our other LB)
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    Here's Kitty again. (The other LB)

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  7. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Songster

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    I can't say for sure, but I think I see some pointy hackle feathers. Although, my other LB -who I'm sure is a hen- kind of has that, too.

    Those saddle look a little pointy to me, too, but don't take me too seriously. :) Afterall, I'm asking the same question.

    Those are some very good pictures! :)
     
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  8. MineAlways

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    I still think that[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] georgina is a girl just a hunch. Although she is red'ing up and appear to have pointy hackle feathers I think she has a hen tail[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am including the last pic I have of my boy LB he was 12 weeks[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You can see how much red and headgear he had already at that age. His tail feathers were also starting to get a greenish sheen to them and curve downward. [/FONT]
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  9. Lothiriel

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    I think Georgina is a pullet as well. Don't see any pointed saddles or hackles.

    Annilee, I think yours is a cockerel. I can see pointed saddle feathers coming in front of the tail.
     
  10. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    The black in the hackles make them look pointier than they often are--if you look at the white fringe, I bet you can see that they are actually rounder.

    I'm more confident guessing Annilee07 has a cockerel than Sk8inChick(en).

    I've got a LB that I and everybody that's seen is convinced is a cockerel, at almost 20 weeks he still doesn't have any pointy feathers (my buff roo developed pointy/bright feathers late too)--but he is mostly tail-less and the tail that's there is not straight. In my research I came across this auction on BYC. Near as I can see on my monitor that cockerel has a straight tail and no obvious pointy feathers (no more/less obvious than your bird's at least) yet was crowing at 12 weeks. My current buff roo didn't start crowing until after his hatchmate-pullets started laying, which was easily 6 mos. These Brahmas can be slow to show themselves--I'm preferring Leghorns more all the time.

    Be sure to keep us posted!
     

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