What sex is my light brahma?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rubengar, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. rubengar

    rubengar New Egg

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    I got 3 chicks from the feed store about 7 weeks ago. They may have been 1 week old when I got them which means she/he may be 8 weeks old. Since I have never raised light brahmas before and I only have one, I am not sure if I got a pullet or cockerel. I live in a densely populated urban area and my city does not allow roosters, so I have to get rid of this one if it turns out to be male. I am going to have to get more birds as I only got 3 chicks before chick season ends.

    What made me question the sex of my LB is that from the very beginning it was quite aggressive and tried to pick fights with the other two. The comb started to develop about a week ago, and while it is not very bright, it does appear to have 3 rows of bumps. The tail feathers are also not very rounds. they are more pointy. I am quite new at keeping chickens. Let me know what you think.

    Please look at the picture and let me know what you all think. [​IMG]

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  2. 235chickens

    235chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my chickens
    Hen!!!!!
     
  3. rubengar

    rubengar New Egg

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    I like the sounds of that. Thank you for your response.
     
  4. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also say pullet [​IMG] looks just like mine
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    With a comb that pink, already, it's a cockerel.
     
  6. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you would like something to compare to here is my LB cockerel at 8 weeks before I rehomed him
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    And here was my pullet at 8 weeks
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    Notice the diference in their tails, this is the best one I have
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    I might be new but I don't put any stock in the 3 row pea comb thing, everyone swore my EE was a boy because of that and she's showing all the signs of being ready to lay an egg...
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both those Brahmas look male, one is just maturing a bit faster than the other.
     
  8. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but she hasn't "matured" any farther than that and she is 16 weeks so I'm fairly confident she's a pullet
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2016
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Brahmas can be ridiculously slow to develop. Most cockerels don't start to look like cockerels until after 3 or 4 months old.
     
  10. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'll let you know when she lays her egg
     

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