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Barnevelders - rooster or pullet?

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I have 3 Doubled laced barnevelders, about 4 weeks old.
Only one hatched with grey chest (which is supposed to indicate pullet), but that one ended up being by far the largest of the lot, with treestump-like legs, which makes me wonder if it's a roo now...


Input on these pictures - pullet or roo??

 

 

 

 

 

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Some more pics...

 

 

post #3 of 7
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Anyone???

post #4 of 7

I'm not seeing anything shouting rooster yet, however it's a little early to tell for sure. Can you post a few more photos in a couple of weeks?

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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post #5 of 7
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Final results:

 

Post #1:

(single photos)

Girl
Girl

Boy

 

 

Post #2 above:
(single photos)
Girl

Boy

Girl


Edited by pestenz - 12/4/15 at 11:10pm
post #6 of 7

So the large one was a pullet?

 

I would have had trouble picking out the roo in your batch at those ages....my roosters never got the penciling like these showed...I knew something was amiss with all the black and little to no penciling to indicate lacing to come...and I had one of cream color chest and the other a more white...both roos.

 

But this was my first batch of Barnevelders.  I kept the nicest one of the roos to breed for olive eggers. He is a sweet heart.

 

My photos so you can see what I mean as to color difference:

 

 


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 12/4/15 at 11:56pm
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #7 of 7
I had some SLB it was very hard to gender them! But we finely have found a way! It seems that pullet have much mor distinctive pattern of lacing than cockerels.
See pic.
Pullet


Pullet


Cockerel


Upload some more detailed pic it will better!
Edited by Akrnaf2 - 12/5/15 at 5:45am
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