Lt Brahma - Any chance this isn't a roo?? (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by carolynb, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    This is my 10/11 week old Light Brahma...what do you think, cockerel or pullet? I am guessing a cockerel due to the tail feathers, coloring and HUGE legs & feet...but am hoping that I'm wrong.

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    In the front on the right:

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    In the back:

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  2. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks henish to me.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, they look like hens.
     
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Looks like my hens!

    [​IMG] this is my Brahma Light Roo.

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  5. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    I really hope you guys are right! [​IMG] We have 3 and they are supposed to be pullets...this one just has really big feet and I thought the dark feathering on it's back was a sign of a roo. These are the first Light Brahmas we have owned so I really don't know [​IMG] Thanks everyone!!!
     
  6. Poultry Master

    Poultry Master Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say roo too.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Most certainly females - When my brahma girls were young, I really could swear that a couple were male. I thought that because their tail feathers started to curve, and that their legs being huge were certain signs - But they were girls. These girls are definitely not roos - A brahma cockerel will have a deeper chest, very long hackle feathers, and definite long, stringy saddle feathers with a much more droopy set tail. These here just look like hatchery-type females.

    Funny - Mine looked like that group pic too - One was very white, one had a lot of fine lacing in the feathers along the back, etc.
     
  8. carolynb

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    Thanks Illia!! I was looking at your website (very nice, by the way) and noticed Cheesecake looks just like my Light Brahma in question. Is Cheesecake a girl??
     
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I'm not an expert on brahmas, but out of the two I've had, the comb made it pretty obvious. My cockerel's comb was reddening by about 6 weeks and then his wattles started to grow also - the crowing at around 9 weeks confirmed the deal. He did not have the black feathering on his back like your chick does, so I wouldn't say that's a definite rooster trait.
    My pullet is 11 weeks old and still has a tiny pink comb - no wattle growth.

    These 2 pics are of my cockerel at 11 weeks of age:

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    This is my pullet at 10 1/2 weeks of age (you can't tell in the pic, but she has no wattles yet):

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    The coloring on my two chicks looks the same, but they are definitely 2 different sexes. I had purchased the boy from the feedstore about 6 months ago and was dissappointed that he ended up being a roo (we can't have roos here). I am so glad that my new LB is a girl.
     
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  10. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    Wow...thanks, ArizonaDesertChicks!! This really gives me hope. [​IMG]
     

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