Question for Brahma Breeders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LilyD, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any way to tell the gender of brahma chicks as they are growing up? I have 7 4 week old chicks and was trying to figure out which were boys and girls.
     
  2. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    The pullets tend to feather out more evenly. Cockerels tend to feather slower on their shoulders, have a more upright stance, a little stouter legs.
     
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool so if I was looking for boys they would be the ones that had feathered wings but their back and shoulders were less feathered and more fluff right? I am hoping that since most of mine are all the way feathered that they are all girls then with only 2 or 3 boys. Do boys tend to grow faster or slower than girls?
     
  4. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds about right [​IMG] i was thinking that i had some weird birds when i had a couple batches of a dozen at a time with non feathered backs... but watching i found they were ALL males! ugh, Learn by Doing

    Zach
     
  5. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked the kids this morning and it looks like I have 4 girls and 3 boys since three of them still have bare shoulders, they are also smaller than the girls too
     

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