Please help me sex my 'little penguins' Pics.

Iceblink

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Yesterday my 4 little Light Brahma Bantam chicks arrived. They are straight run, and I am hoping I got at least one girl. Is it too early to tell? The only difference I can see is the amount of white and the size of the headspot.
The combs are all nonexistant as far as I can tell.



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The one on the right on the last picture has darker wings and a more defined headspot. It is the same one as the first picture.
The other 3 all look like the second chick, the one on the left in the last picture.

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Chris09

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I hate to say it but you have Dark Brahmas....
Where did you get them from?
Chris
 

jessupfamily

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They sure do look a lot like Dark Brahmas. And way, way too young to sex! At least a handful of weeks before you can start telling in pictures.
 

KinderKorner

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Hold it folks. Those are NOT dark brahmas.

I've purchased Light brahma chicks from 4 different people. And everytime the chicks are totally different and surprise me.

My first light brahams, were nearly completely black as chicks.

Later on I got ones that were pure yellow like the one above

Then silver ones.

And my newest are from the same breeder, but one is yellow, and one is gray/brown.

But no matter what they looked like as babies, they all grew up to have the same adult pattern.
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^See my babies. Totally different looking, will be the same bird when they are older.

Oh and it is way too early to tell the gender with Brahmas. It may be 6-8 weeks before they look differently depending on the line.
 
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Iceblink

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May 29, 2007
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6-8 weeks? Wow, well, shoot, I was hoping to narrow it down. I really only want to keep one pullet.

Chris, they are from Ideal hatchery. If they are dark brahmas, that is alright as I couldn't decide between the two colors.

I had assumed that this chick was a buff bantam brahma, but it may not be? It is my 'assorted brahma' chick.

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Thanks for the information everyone.
 

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