Male/Female dark Brahma 6 was old.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jennyfudge, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Jennyfudge

    Jennyfudge In the Brooder

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    Have 4 dark Brahmas. Think this one with the white patches is the only rooster? Do all others look like hens? Am I right about the roo?

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  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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  3. Jennyfudge

    Jennyfudge In the Brooder

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    Lol...bring on the experts! They’re from Hoover’s hatchery so aren’t they typically well bred? No clue over here. Everything I’ve read says the roosters are more blotchy in the hens have more penciling
     
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  4. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    I just see an awful lot of white in the one-- not sure if that's normal at so young an age or not. So hopefully people that know Brahmas well can help.

    But generally speaking with birds of the dark/silver penciled color pattern, any bird with black feathers in the breast will be male and yes, the roosters are more blotchy in color and the hens more even all around.

    So, my guess is that pic 1 is a cockerel, pic 3 is a pullet, and pics 5 and 6 are both cockerels. But second opinions and more are needed!
     
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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Dark Brahmas are very sexually dimorphic. So yes, that would be a young cockerel. Here's the difference between the two as adults. dark hen.jpg dark rooster.jpg
     
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  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can you post pics of their combs at eight weeks please?
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  8. Jennyfudge

    Jennyfudge In the Brooder

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  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    The green sheen isn't a male specific trait. All black feathers show the green sheen in sunlight, regardless of sex. I've never seen Dark Brahmas with such mixed up color pattern. I really couldn't say either way what sex they are for sure.
     
  10. Jennyfudge

    Jennyfudge In the Brooder

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    Ok I posted pics in the message above, try now!
     

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