Sexing day old standard Dark Brahma

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Borncountry419, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. I read somewhere that you can sex a Dark Brahma chick by it's color, females darker cloudy gray and males lighter and more silver. Is there any validity to this? I picked up a few st.run Dark Brahma chicks from TSC, and I picked the ones that were a darker cloudy gray. If they're more likely to be hens, I plan on going back and buying more of the "hen" ones. Lol. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Songster

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    No, day olds look the same.
    This is a roo & his progression
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    Around this time is when I could tell for sure it wa a roo...when his lacing was falling out & dark green feathers were growing in...the females will keep the lacing
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  3. NickyPick

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    Oh, that's good to know. I've got two and one has a dark head and one has a frosted head. The frosted head, Galena, is a sweetie - loves to nap on you when you pick her up. The dark head, Garnet, has just decided she loves hanging out on my shoulder. I want them both to stay pullets!
     
  4. Yeah that must have been bs then. Lol. Because both of the "hen" chicks I picked look like your bird did as a baby. But they also had much lighter colored ones, that's why I figured there could have been some truth in it. Maybe I'll go pick up a few more to ensure at least one hen. What's the temperament of your roo?
     
  5. He's a beautiful rooster btw. Thanks for the pics!
     
  6. blue_egg_lover

    blue_egg_lover Chirping

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    Wow he is very pretty
     
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    One thing that I have read is that the females of this breed get longer wing and tail feathers early. I am just hatching my first group of Brahmas and waiting to see if this is true. The breeder I bought some of my eggs from confirmed that this is what she sees as well. I am hoping that I get a much better ratio than the 4 to 1 I got on my last hatch. Beautiful roo by the way!
     
  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    It is so neat to see his progression from chick to manly man. Thank you for posting the pix!
     
  9. Jasmine1998

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    Thanks! Bob is a good roo. He is pretty laid back & takes care of his hens. He is huge..my other hens are Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks & Wyandotes & he is so big that during the winter my 3 BO's will hide underneath of him to keep warm like baby chicks. It is pretty funny.

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    And he did not exact any revenge on me for dressing him up like Santa either, lol.
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  10. Haha. That's awesome! Hopefully any of mine that end up roos will be the same way.
     

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