3 month old Barnevelders

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hodor, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. hodor

    hodor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been lucky to find someone to take my red Ancona rooster and also my Barnevelder for breeding. Just checking I have the sex right on the Barnevelders as I'd hate to give away a pullet or not give away a roo.

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    I think the first one is a pullet and the second pic a roo. He was always bigger, got his comb much faster and is trying to crow (red Ancona has mastered it already).
     
  2. hodor

    hodor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two more pics incase they help

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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm pants at gender, but i agree that the second bird looks very roo-ish - saddle feathers are visible as well as comb and wattle development. I'm not familiar with the breed so I'll say nothing on the first bird.

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  4. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  5. hodor

    hodor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were getting worried the second was starting to look rooish. Going to wait and see.
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are cockerels. There are a lot of things that jump out to me and scream male. To keep it simple just look at the combs. At 12 weeks no single comb female will ever be that red.
     
  7. hodor

    hodor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First day with the other two gone and the second Barnevelder has started crowing. As a first time chicken keeper I'm amazed at how different the two Barnevelders looked growing up.
     

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