2 Barnevelder Chicks. Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Adidas769, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Adidas769

    Adidas769 In the Brooder

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    Thank you! You all so are so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Have you gotten any eggs from your ladies yet? If so, around what age, how often do they lay, and how dark are your eggs?
     
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  2. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    From what I've read on these darkness of eggs depends on who is breeding them. Some people specifically breed for egg color and try to get really dark eggs but the bird consistency is off visually and others breed for looks and wind up with lighter eggs. Supposedly mine will have dark eggs but this is my first go with barnies so I'll let ya know. What's your preference?
     
  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Hatchery Barnies will typically lay darker eggs. Breeder Barnies will typically lay lighter eggs.
     
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  4. Adidas769

    Adidas769 In the Brooder

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    Interesting. I guess I will have to wait and see and would love to see pics of y’alls Eggs as they become available. I don’t know rather mine are from a hater by or breeder, I got them from a small feed store local to my area. I don’t really “care” either way, I just find all of this to be very interesting. I am so impatient. I have 3 EE and 2 white leghorns that I’m still waiting on eggs from. They are 18 1/2 weeks old and still no eggs. I was so spoiled with my red straights that started laying at 16 weeks also have 2 ducks that are about 6 weeks old, but one is definitely a drake so no eggs from him. But he’s beautiful and sweet so I may keep him anyways.
     
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  5. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    If you bought from a feed store there is a very high likelihood they came from a hatchery
     
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    I'll post pics of my eggs once they come if I remember and can find this thread. It's gonna be a while though
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I used to have a barnie, who's line laid the light eggs. The ones I got from my breeder were the same color as my brahma eggs. Unfortunately that chicken had chronic sour crop that I couldn't cure, and eventually she died from it.
     
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  8. Mama_in_the_Dell

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    My Barnevelder roosters were obvious by 6 weeks. I suspected them early on but knew for sure by 6 weeks. I had four, all roosters. They developed differently so I was hoping at least one was a pullet but no such luck. I would be surprised if these were not pullets.
     

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