trying to sex my 13 week brahma - lemony snicket

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FLIPPERTY147, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. FLIPPERTY147

    FLIPPERTY147 New Egg

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    Hi all

    I am trying to sex my 13 week old Lemon Brahma and could do with some help[​IMG]

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    I am new to this forum and new to chicken keeping this last year . I hatched some eggs - earlier this year which were a mixture of a few breeds and ended up keeping 1 hen ( a Wellsummer) 2 others were cockrels so they were rehomed. That has left me with 1 lemon Brahma who we call Lemony Snicket - until we can decide if its a he or a she !!. We also have 3 older Brahma hens as well,

    I have been trying to get to grips on how you sex Brahmas over the last few weeks but it seems to be quite difficult. I have found information around looking at their combs and if 1 ridge then its a hen and 3 its a cockrell but also that a more pointed tail is a hen?. That's where its starting to get confusing for me as my Lemony has only a single line of ridges - as can be seen in the picture but has a fluffy bottom. Also no sign of any pointed feathers but there is a ridge of darker coloured feathers around the neck - but not pointy. I have tried to take the best pictures I can but single handedly - so may need to post some more side on pictures when hubby gets back as chasing around the garden camera in 1 hand trying to focus was a bit challenging !.

    Does anyone have any advice or pointers as to what sex he/she is ?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure you have a pullet.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a pullet to me too. :)
     
  5. FLIPPERTY147

    FLIPPERTY147 New Egg

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    that's great thankyou so much . I was really hoping it was a pullet as we cant keep cockerel's due to us being in a built up area. I had an inkling she might be a pullet but as I am new to all this knowing my luck I would get it wrong ! perhaps I can now call her Lilly instead of Lemony !!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4. Limony Snicket is a pullet. :eek:) Does her name come from the book author?
     
  7. FLIPPERTY147

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    yes it did really - I was just looking at her when she was a small chick and thought she looked a lemony colour so we just called her lemony snicket - she is such a sweetie - she likes to come and sit on you and go to sleep whenever she gets the opportunity - she also likes to hop up and sit on my shoulder - not sure how that's going to work she gest to be full size !!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She'll still try, that's for sure. The first breed I ever had were Light Brahmas (about 50 years ago) and they were giant lap pets. :eek:)
     

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