MALE Vs. FEMALE? HELP!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SweetLilRachy00, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so my Brahma's (One anyways) has been CROWING! I thought that I had all HENS. That is what was requesting in my order....well....do females crow? We only wanted eggs, not chicks! LOL

    HELP!

    Forgive my lack of knowledge on the parts of a chicken...

    but the red thingy on his head/beek (top) is bigger than the one on the other Brahma that I have. I will take pictures if I need to.
     
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.....Doesn't sound to hopeful if your chicken is crowing! Occasionally a hen will crow when there is no rooster, but that is usually the dominant, top-of-the-pecking-order hen, not a new one that is still young.

    Chick sexing is not 100% accurate, more like 90%-95%. So, If you order 10 pullet chicks, you still are likely to get 1 rooster out of the batch.

    The comb (red thing on top of head) is larger in cockerels than in pullets, so that also suggests that yours is a roo.

    If you post a picture of him/her in the 'what breed/gender is this' section, you'll get some opinions about whether it looks like a rooster.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2007
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I got two Lt Brahmas from the feedstore, sexed as pullets by Ideal Poultry. Bess turned out to be Bart so it happens.
     

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