I have a question about sexing Barnevelders. I have 3 chicks...now 10 weeks old. I think I have 3 pullets, they all have the black/brown lacing in their feathers, but the saddle feathers look more pointy or else the lacing pattern just gives that appearance. I have seen pictures of adult Barnevelder roosters which do not have the same lacing. Do young cockrels ever get this lacing and just outgrow it as they age? Sorry, I can't post pictures yet...I'm still a newby.
Barnevelder Pullet vs Cockrel
After 10 posts you can post pictures. Generally pullets have the lacing and the cockerels are more solid black when they are that age.
Here are a couple pictures of my Bantam Barnie's when they were around that age. Hope this helps!
one of my pullets-