Light Brahmas, I thought all 3 were cockerals, but what do you think

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jtbrown, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    I thought all 3 of these were cockerals, but look at one of them with huge waddles, red comb/face, the next one is red face/comb, but little wattles, the 3rd pretty pale all the way around. Anyone who has these little guys who might be able to opinionate would be appreciated. Also to note the one with the dark red wattles/face/comb has irridescent tail feathers so I'm pretty sure male due to feathering, etc. But the others don't have saddle feathers and no irridescence to tail. Thanks for looking, oh, they were hatched March 26th or so this year, so bout 10 weeks or so.

    Note the "runt" of my 5 light brahmas, I had to put her in with the bantum brooder due to they were outgrowing their own brooder before our barn was finished. She thinks she is a bantum, eats well, mothers the bantums (she is on far left). Bantums and Brahmas bought within 4 days of each other, all "day old bin" at farm store. I sure hope she is a she.[​IMG] They are now all integrated into the same part of my coop, but she still hangs with the bantums.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  2. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    I think all the light brahmas are hens, but the one on the right is a little questionable.
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    In the first picture there are two cockerels and one pullet. In the second picture, the light brahma looks like a pullet.
  4. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2011
    Derbyshire, England
    i'd say in the first picture the one on the left is a pullet, the middle one i'm not sure could swing either way but regards tail feathers, pointing towards pullet and the one on the right looks to be a roo.
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
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