Pics included- Dark brahma he or she???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mlmonro3, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. mlmonro3

    mlmonro3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 6 week old dark brahma, I'm new to this, but I think I have a hen. Any thoughts or explanations?
    Thanks!

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016
  2. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like a pullet to me
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    I think you have a pullet, but Brahmas grow slowly so it could be a cockerel. They are a tricky breed to sex.
     
  4. mlmonro3

    mlmonro3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been looking at a lot of these posts and the one thing that seems pretty consistent in most of them is that dark brahmas can be sexed by their coloring. Penciling means hen right??? Is that a for sure way to tell or is that just a guess too?
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

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    You are right! I absolutely forgot that the cockerels have different feathering [​IMG]. It looks like a pullet :).
     
  6. mlmonro3

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    This is my first go at keeping chickens, there is so much information out there. I wasn't sure if the change in coloring happened after 6 weeks or if that was truly a reliable way to tell. It seems like some on here can look at a chicken and guess the gender right away hahaha.
     
  7. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, dark brahmas can be sexed by color at that age. You have a very pretty little pullet. :)
     
  8. mlmonro3

    mlmonro3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! That's what I was hoping for. She is by far my sweetest bird out of the 5 breeds we have :)
     
  9. hartssis

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    Here is a pic of my Dark Brahma. It is 2 months old now. Any idea if it's a pullet or a too? It doesn't crow but it definitely doesn't look my dark brahma pullet.[​IMG]
     
  10. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     

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