light or buff brahma?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by onesweetfarm, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. onesweetfarm

    onesweetfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 buff brahmas and 2 light brahmas, all are a day old. I would post pictures but with the red heat lamp it is hard to distinguish the colors. To me the 4 look the same. They are all very dark and look a lot like my black australorps. The only reason I can tell the brahmas from the rest is because their legs are fuzzy. The partridge cochins are easy to distinguish because they have a very light "strawberry" color to them. Are there any other ways to tell the brahmas apart? perhaps markings?[​IMG]
     
  2. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. onesweetfarm

    onesweetfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! I did check it out but I don't have any with that much yellow besides my 2 buff orpingtons. I will just have to wait it out a bit and see what happens. Thanks for the site!
     
  4. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your Buff Orps will have white legs. Does that help? The brahmas will have feathered legs, but I think you knew that already.
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to tell them apart pretty quickly as the wing feathers come in. The light Brahmas will have white with some black and the buffs will be a buff colored with some black. That's going to be the only way to distinguish between the two varieties.
     
  6. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my light brahma chicks are very yellow [​IMG]
     
  7. onesweetfarm

    onesweetfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone.

    Meyer said that if I sent them photos they could tell me who is who. I have to say that was no easy task. [​IMG] they wouldn't stand still!
     

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