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Brahma rooster sexual maturity

I understand that the Brahma is a slow maturing breed so I just want to enquire if anyone knows, at what age does a Dark Brahma rooster reach sexual maturity?

I have a young Dark Brahma rooster, approx 14-15 weeks old and would like to breed from him next year if possible.

smithcity
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Usually about 7 months, they're slower growing though and I've heard that cocks only reach full size at 2 yrs

ID2K11
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Yeah I had heard 18 months to 2 years before they reach full size so I was unsure if this meant delayed sexual maturity.
That's good to hear, he should be good to go for next spring then.

smithcity
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

i bought 1 as a hen in january and was about 20 weeks and he only started crowing in june and is threading away now

shane
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

You bought a rooster as a hen? hate when that happens!

smithcity
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

ya because the combs are very small

shane
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hmmm, what type of Brahma was it? I have dark Brahma's and the cock looks nothing like the hens. He doesn't have the same uniform pattern on his feathers, he's pretty unmistakeable.

smithcity
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Dont mean to sound smart, just curious to know if other types of Brahma are different or if mine is just an oddity.
I got him when he was 8 weeks old and haven't seen another Brahma cock of that age.
I'm sure he's a rooster though as he is growing so much faster than my other birds, he's towering above birds twice his age.

smithcity
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

I have 2 x golden partridge roosters, they're about 20 months old now, still growing, not challenging their head rooster in the group, no threading and showing absolutely no interest, crowing ... naaaah. And yes, they ARE roosters ... ;-))

Bea

Bea
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hmmm, so basically I shouldn't start getting ahead of myself and just be patient.

smithcity
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

mines a gold bramha

shane
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hi,
I think the bantams have pretty similar colouring to the larger variety. They ARE very difficult to sex early on, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Feather sexing of most Brahmas is very difficult.
The boys only have the tiniest little ridge of bumps for a comb at this 5-6 week stage, so facial furniture doesn't help a lot either!

chickenmanmath
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019


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