So I've got a pure Brahma (mixed colours) and I thought it was a 'she'..?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purplesquirrel, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    'Dumpling' is my wonderful 5.5 month old Brahma.
    'Her' face only started going red about 1.5/2 months ago, but she has rather big feet and play fights a lot..
    'She' also has pretty shiny feathers on her back.
    'She' is the only one out of 6 that hatched from eggs I bought and incubated.

    PLEASE DONT LET IT BE A MAAAAAN CHICKEEEENNN
    I love 'her', she's so cuddly and tame and I've always wanted a big ol' Brahma for a broody...

    Any thoughts would be a huge help.
    My neighbours are EXTREMELY anti cockerel since I keep getting them and their grumpy old people.

    Thanks,
    Kate.

    Photos taken today (19th April '16) of Dumpling:


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  2. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    'It's' 5 months and a week old today.
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I'm leaning towards cockerel because I see some saddle and hackle feathers, but I've never had the breed, so hopefully someone else has an opinion.
     
  4. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nooooooo [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    :hugs
    Are you allowed to keep roosters if "Dumpling" truns out to be one?
    Ah. Just remembered ou said about your neighbors above. Sucks to have neighbors nearby. I could be wrong still. Hoping someone else has an opinion?
     
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  6. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw him mating. No crowing though so far.
    At least it answers that question :he
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No doubt about it, its a cockerel.
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to say she is a he.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those red patches on the wings are always a cockerel sign, sorry.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree totally
     

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