Male or Female? - Buff Brahma - age unknown

jenswrens

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I have no idea how old my little friend is, but I am thinking about 8-10 weeks. Someone "found" this little guy in their backyard and brought him/her to our clinic. I've had it about a month. It's my first (and only) chicken. Cute, sweet, spoiled, and totally imprinted, following me around everywhere. Still peeps and trills and has fuzzies on the head. Weighs 33.5 oz (~ 2 lbs).

I'm wondering if it is a male or female.

These aren't your typical chicken pics. Please don't judge.
I don't have a coop yet....

First pic was right after I got him/her. Second pic a couple weeks ago. The rest were taken this week.


















Thoughts? Girl or boy?

Thanks!
 

donrae

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It's a little cockerel. You can tell by the redness of the comb, the three rows on the comb, and the darker reddish/gold shading on the wings.
 

jenswrens

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Thanks! When do they stop peeping and start making real chicken noises? Do you agree with me about the age, or do you think he is older/younger?
 

donrae

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The little bits of fluff make me think he's closer to the 8 week mark. My birds often peep until 4 months old. Something to keep in mind is Brahmas are a giant breed, thus slower to mature than a high production bird.
 
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