Any tell tale signs of sexing Barnevelda chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spoiltchickens, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Spoiltchickens

    Spoiltchickens Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2011
    Would anyone know of any easily identified signs of what sex my 4 week old Barnevelda chicks are?
    What should I be looking for? I'd really like to know before they start to crow if they are Roos.
  2. kittykat2003uk

    kittykat2003uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    Gloucester, UK
    I was told that the gurls have the lacing all over the tail but the boys don't hopefully someone can confirm this as i have a pen of 8 of them and hoping by this method that there is only one boy
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    It's not 100%, but barnevelder chicks can be generally sexes as day olds by their chest color. Boys chests will be white, girls will be taupe colored.

    When they get older, the girls will have lacing and the boys will not.
  4. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Post pictures then I will sex them for you. I have read a ton of articles and am right 80% of the time.[​IMG]

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