McM Light Brahmas, both males?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MerleMice, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were from the heavy male special at McM, & I'm wondering if perhaps we lucked out & got a female. Or if what I'm seeing is just due to their differing comb styles and individual sexual maturity. 6 weeks on the dot today. All the other roosters are very pronounced at this point (with the exception of a free-bee EE, which may or may not be a male or female. Heading over the to EE sexing tips & tricks thread)


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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A body shot might help. Right now the guess is you have a pair, one girl, one boy...
     
  3. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *It just started raining here, so pictures aren't the best.
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

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    To me, it looks like you have a cockerel and a pullet.
     
  5. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love it if it was the case! One of the female buff orps died a couple days in, so it would be perfect if this one does turn out to be a pullet. At how many weeks old can a person give a 99% sure answer as to gender, based on outward appearance?
     
  6. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update on this, several of the other birds from the heavy rooster special are turning out to be females, so I think the company messed up our order & pulled from the straight run. I don't mind!
     
  7. Basskids08

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    X2, you have a pair in that pic!
     
  8. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a long time past, but it was indeed a pair. Figured I should update for anyone interested in this topic. :p

    The rooster sadly died during winter (he didn't come back to his coop and got ate), but the female is alive and well. I was so taken in with the breed, that when a friend offered me a new roo I couldn't say no, got some more females, and have recently hatched out a half dozen of homebred chicks.
     

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