Were supposed to be Buff Brahma pullets???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tgrlily, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    These two chicks were supposed to be hatchery sexed Buff Brahma pullets. [​IMG]
    They'll be 4 weeks old in 2 days & look totally different. One is smaller with much slower feathering. I couldn't tell much difference in their combs. The larger chick much fuller & longer tail feathers.
    Here's a pic....
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  2. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Anyone have any idea? I can't seem to get girls even when I buy them as girls...lol.
     
  3. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 week old Light Brahmas - yours are definitely Buff - what makes you think they aren't pullets? I do think they are lovely, by the way.
     
  4. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    It might be the slower feathered one is a pullet and the other is a roo. But it could be just that one is growing slower. I bought Brahma's from a hatchery lately (pullets) and a few grew slower than the rest. My wyandottes did the same thing. Some just grow differently I guess. Maybe it's a genetic trait.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sometimes the cockerels can feather out slower, but from what I can see of the comb on the one on the left, both still look like buff brahma pullets to me.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Buff Brahmas. A front facial shot would be nice to be 100% certain of which sex at 4 weeks. Look like pullets.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Listen to Tuff ^^^^^^^^^^ She's brahma smart. [​IMG]
     
  8. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Here's a headshot of the darker one
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    Thanks!!
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Not a bit of pink at all in that 4-weekers comb? I'm still going with pullet.
     
  10. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Thanks! I'll post any more "suspicious" developments on there girls. [​IMG]
     

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