Please help me sex my 'little penguins' Pics.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Iceblink, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Iceblink

    Iceblink Songster


    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.




    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.

    Edited to add pictures.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  2. wingnuts

    wingnuts In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    That's weird. My light brahma chick looks nothing like yours - colorwise. Maybe yours are dark brahma?

  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Lt Brahmas vary wildly in looks, I've noticed. They are way too young to sex.
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    I hate to say it but you have Dark Brahmas....
    Where did you get them from?
  6. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Songster

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    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.
  7. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    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. [​IMG]


    ^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.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  8. Iceblink

    Iceblink Songster

    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.


    Thanks for the information everyone.

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