Sexing Light Brahmas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BLaBauve, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    I need help! These 2 light brahmas are around 7 weeks old. I was told one of these is a cockerel and one is a pullet. Does anyone have any guesses which is which? I can barely tell them apart! Their combs are the same pale color.

    Thanks,
    Beth

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  2. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both boys, sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    the one on the left is a girl and the one on the right is a boy in the bottom pic or they are both girls but definatley not both boys
     
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  4. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    I sure hope one of them is a pullet
     
  5. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also say the one on the left = pullet, and right = cockerell in the last pic. The cockerell seems to have pointed hackels.
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I'm not sure what they are yet, but they do look to be the same gender. It's too early to look for pointed hackle feathers - I think mostly you look at combs at this age. Watch their wattles - if the wattles start to grow in the next couple of weeks (see pics below), than they are probably males. I think I knew at around 7-8 weeks that my LB was a roo, but was in denial until he was 11 weeks old and started to crow [​IMG] Hopefully, yours are girls.

    Here's my light brahma roo at 7 weeks:
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    This is him at 9 weeks.

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  7. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Your boy is beautiful! These 2 don't have any wattles yet. But come to think of it I do have another 4 week old Brahma in the garage that does have wattles coming in. Interesting. . . Thanks!
     

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