sexing light brahma

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vsmenagerie, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 weeks old. I know its probably still early and I have read/heard that these guys can be harder to sex?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cockerel for the first and second pic, well, all of them, really--are these all the same bird or different birds? Comb is red and the black goes way down his back, which I find happens in the males more than the girls.
     
  3. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking the first one is a boy as well, but all their faces are red? All the same bird. I pulled him out last and took a bunch. Here is a pic of one of the others. My daughter actually freaked out when she first noticed it and came running to tell me lol The comb difference between the first one and the rest is pretty obvious, which is one reason Ive been curious about it.

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've only had one Lt. Brahma cockerel, a sexing mistake, so I'm not a huge expert. I still have one Lt. Brahma and a Buff Brahma hen, bought at the same time. At 7 weeks, I don't usually see much red in the combs of any pullets. Usually, the wider combs are the males in pea combed breeds.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first bird looks like a cockerel to me. That is about the size of a comb that my 20 something week light brahmas have.
     
  6. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a boy.

    Very exciting, I have 2 10-day-old light brahmas in a brooder in the other room. I can't wait until they start feathering out, yours looks neat.
     
  7. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Its been a lot of fun watching them all grow up and change. They started out almost all the identical.
     
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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks like ALL girls to me.
     
  10. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I have one more that I will get pics of, as she/he is the most black still and has been since a chick. The first one is the biggest difference between the group, mainly in the comb. I will try to get all 5 out and take some group shots.
     

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