Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mother hen toad, May 30, 2016.

  1. mother hen toad

    mother hen toad New Egg

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    11-12 weeks old and acting like a cockerel, or at least I think. This is my first time raising chickens and don't exactly know for sure what to look for. He/She hackled when we tried introducing 2 new silkies to the group and is being aggressive.

    I've attached a headshot and tail shot to help. I can take more pics as needed, just tell me what you need.
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  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    My guess is cockerel
     
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, is he a buff Colombian Wyandotte?
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Can you get a better side view photo? (including tail)
     
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  5. mother hen toad

    mother hen toad New Egg

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    No it is a buff brahma. He/She doesn't have the tail, long green feathers, and the feathers are black with the yellow around it. The cockerels have solid black and green feathers in the tail. Do they get these later, when their older? I know the red is common for the hens too so I can't base it just off the face.
     
  6. mother hen toad

    mother hen toad New Egg

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    I will try to get a better pic of the side view tomorrow. The tail doesn't look like a cockerels but not sure when they get the green and black foliage. Its only 11-12 wks old, do they get those feathers when they get older? Its been difficult to find good info on the buff brahma.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Male specific feathering doesn't begin to develop until about 10 weeks of age. And Brahmas can be very slow to mature. It's not uncommon for that male feathering to not show until after 14 weeks. The comb is too developed and pink for a pullet, and it has a slightly darker shade of buff through the shoulder/wing areas indicating that it is a cockerel.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think he is a cockerel also.
     

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