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sexing BR x Light Brahmas by head spot ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by giasmom, May 17, 2009.

  1. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Will the head spot method also work on X breeds ? I have BR hens & light Brahma roo. My chicks are still hatching as I type. A couple have very definate head spots & one has the softer edged head spot. Do you think there is a chance this method could be acurite with my chicks? Won't be able to post pics today, maybe tomorrow. Still just curious?

    BTW : all chicks have the classic BR coloring.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    To a degree, but it's less definite that way. I did just successfully sex BR over Ameraucana chicks, but a couple were really hard to tell.
     
  3. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Thank you SpeckledHen, Also would the feathered feet from the Brahma be more dominate in either sex ? & or could I use the leg coloring to sex these X's ?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, you can get leg feathering or no leg feathering in a Brahma cross. Doesn't seem to vary by sex, either. I've had several Blue Orp/Buff Brahma crosses and both usually have leg feathers.
    Here is a male from that cross:
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    Female from that cross.
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    They should all have pea combs or modified pea combs.
     
  5. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Great, Thanks so much for your replies. Have a wonderful day !
     

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