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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:30 am 
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Here's an updated picture. Still boys?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:13 am 
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most definitely a boy

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:13 pm 
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Thanks Scott. He is getting very vocal and his noises are different than the others. Expecting a crow soon.....


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:05 am 
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Hi Guys,

We these two are 20 weeks old now and I still haven't heard a crow and I don't see the "pointy" saddle feathers... they're round. Can you take a look at the updated photos and weigh in please? Now I am suspect of some of the other chickens and if I have more than 2 roos, we're going to have to re-home someone. :(

In the picture you can clearly see how the one on the left in the second picture has a redder and more developed comb and waddles. That one also has slightly shorter tail feathers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:26 am 
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Well they look like hens to me. You will either get crowing or eggs soon!

The last 2 Brahma X Sussex that I bred (last meaning no more ever) I gave the buff pullet to my daughter and kept the white cockerel for meat. They were then around 18 weeks old. A few weeks later I swapped the white pullet with her, for the buff cockerel. Pure brahma - I have had quite a few, and they are hard to tell. The pure Sussex I sex as 2 DO chicks with no problems, but later they are also hard to tell apart until crowing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:35 am 
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Thank you Janniwann, I really think you are right. It's just so hard to tell even this late with this breed. I see how you think they may be girls. I see both! Patience, patience. Thank you for your reply. Maybe someone on here will have a strong feeling either way, I hope.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:17 pm 
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They may not lay yet for another couple of months. Brahma mature late. even 30 weeks is not unusual. Increase their protein ration as the days start to warm up and see what happens. They are looking lovely!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:07 am 
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I think they are so pretty too. Is there any particular type of feed that you recommend that's high in protein? Thank you!!

Vicki


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:59 am 
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Sorry if this is off topic, but in the inital post you mentioned that you bought "Jersey Giants".
Can you please post a picture?
There were supposed to be Jersey Giants at the Kyneton sales but they were pulled out at the last moment :(
I hear conflicting reports about them not being in the country but maybe someone has bred them up using the same crosses as they originated from and created their own line of Jersey Giants....
Love to see them in any case :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:04 pm 
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I think there is one of each based on the curved tail feathers however they take so long to nature it's not something I'd bet on.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:46 am 
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This is supposed to be a Jersey Giant. But who really knows at this point. So far I've had 2 out of ten end up NOT being the breed I ordered. :mmaad


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:48 am 
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Ok, it seems to me a like 1 week makes a significant difference. The one with the tail curving to the back..... it's tail is getting longer and curving more. Please see the pictures and give me your updated opinion!

Also, I read that you can check to see which chickens are laying by the width of the pubic bones and their distance from the keel bone.

The one with the curved tails' pubic bones width barely fits one finger in-between. It seems WAY too narrow for an egg ever to fit through!

The one with the smaller, more hen like tails' pubic bones width is more like 2 1/2 fingers in-between. Pullet egg could definitely fit through. Any opinions on this are welcome too!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:43 pm 
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BOY :fead :fead


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:12 pm 
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I am not sure but think you may have a pair I haven't owned any but have seen them at friends places.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:36 pm 
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One of each I think.


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