Male or Female???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenRaiser95, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my 4 month old B.B. (Brahma Baby), and hasn't decided on a gender yet [​IMG]. Comb and wattle say female, chest bone is very pronounced and larger feet than Polly (my female Brahma). We want to sell he/she because its pain in my @$$ being super skittish (we handle our birds alot) and pretty mean towards chicks i.e. stepping on them.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure, but I'm going to guess male. Those legs are pretty thick (even for a Brahma), the stance is roosterish, and the coloring is irregular. Still, I''m not sure, as the comb and wattles say pullet. You'll just have to wait until she crows or lays an egg! Post some more photos in a few weeks, and maybe I'll be able to tell a little better.
     
  3. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me and my girlfriend joked that it would be crowing and spitting out eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'm leaning towards slow maturing male on that one too. Have you checked underneath the feathers it already has for saddle feathers coming in?
     
  5. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diddn't think about that, thats a good question
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm also thinking rooster. Brahmas can be quite slow to mature, and that bird just doesn't look feminine at all.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. I think it is a cockerel.
     
  8. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do they start to lay eggs?
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    What age they start to lay can really vary, and big breeds tend to start later, with these guys 20-24 weeks and some a lot later.
     

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