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Barnevelder, hen or cockerel?

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Was given this "hen" the other day the woman assured my mother it was a hen but its tail looks a lot like the start of a cockerel tail, it sounds like a hen and hasn't tried to fight the other cockerel that is here, i was told it's around 16 weeks old, it doesn't have the pointed saddle feathers or neck feathers like a cockerel the feathers look round at the end but it is still quite young, i have never had a Barnevelder hen or cockerel before so i thought maybe someone on here would know better than i do. Any help would be appreciated, sorry for the bad quality pics i don't have a better camera at the moment.

post #2 of 8

Lacing on the chest means female. Males have solid or mostly solid black chests.

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Awesome, that is great, thankyou so much for the info

post #4 of 8

That's female, and I think the age is pretty close. 

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Rachel BB

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post #5 of 8

I agree with Junebeggena and Donrae.

 

That is a Barnevelder hen...and around the stated age.

 

A Barnie rooster would have black chest, no lacing, and red bars on the wings.  I don't have a photo of my big boy, but he says you've got a nice hen there.

 

The tail should settle down as she fills in with her final adult feathers. I've had a number of young ladies get funk in their tail as they finish their juvenile molt and grow in final adult feathers.

 

LofMc

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 #6 of 8

 

 

Take it back...here are some photos of my 2 Barnie roosters at around 16 weeks of age. You can see no lacing, red bars on wings, and a wink towards your girl.

 

LofMc

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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awesome what a relief haha, the cockerel here starts crowing at 3:30am i couldn't imagine 2 of them going all morning, i would never get any sleep hahaha, thanks so much everyone :)

post #8 of 8

Congratulations it's a girl !!:ya   So nice to be able to say that.   We  see a lot of cockerels.

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