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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:35 pm 
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i reakon it goes_

girl
boy
boy (definantly)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:57 am 
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My understanding of the gold brahma colour is that it should be very similiar to a Partridge Wyandotte.

Looking at these 4 birds on colour alone, they all look like females to me.

I haven't bred Brahmas so I seek the opinion of BYP people that are experienced with them, but I'm not seeing any black/red (partridge) males in these pics.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:32 pm 
lucky you, all pullets.

don't rush out to get a rooster take it easy as there are always plenty of spare roosters around and you want one that will compliment your pullets and of good quality.

i just went back through the topic and you could see them looking more like pullets as they progressed. i have a heap of columbians running around. i am working on the theory that the roosters take the longest to get a tail. i know anything gold will be a pullet.

these 2 i am 99% sure are pullets now they are 3/4 brahma and 1/4 indian. their brothers have no tails.

so much easier in the indians as the hens become laced and the roosters get black breasts and you don't have to look at combs.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:03 am 
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Thank you all :D

Definately no rush for a rooster, I need to build a seperate coop for them first as they free range all day with my layers and our Bantam Araucanas and will need to be seperated before I get them a handsome man!

They have just gone through a mini growth spurt and now are the size of our largest layer girl and they make a squeaky sound rather than the clucking I am used to, it is so cute! I love my Brahma :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Elysiann,

Well Done. I do like the stance of the 3rd girl in last set of pics.

See even those that breed that colour and breed dont get it right :lol:

Thank you for the photos along the way.

Cheers and Enjoy your Brahma's

Victoria

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:12 am 
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Well, that was fun reading! Thanks for all the pics Elysiann. I assume they did all turn out to be pullets and I hope you've enjoyed your very beautiful birds. I think I won't write off my boyish looking 6 week old quite yet after reading that thread! And I don't know if the comment about tails being slowest to grow in boys is correct or not, but my boyish baby has a very big tail... I'll wait a few weeks more :-)

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