Are these Barnevelders??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bethandjoeync, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

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    I know I may regret asking this but are these chicks Barnevelders?? the coloring and everything is quite similar to pictures I have seen(but I think two of mine are double laced), but I ask because I bought them from a guy that was sure he was selling me "araucanas" (when thanks to this site I know better), but I got some of this breed because I love the coloring and markings. please help. these are pictures of when we got them (most of the tail feathers had been pecked at because the guy had so many in a small(rabbit cage sized) brooder, and all the chicks that we got either had no tail feathers or broken ones

    this is when we got them and they were about 5-ish weeks old I think
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    i need to get some pictures of them now after a few weeks of eating and having more space to run around. they are so pretty, and would love to get more (even if they aren't barnies)
     
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Yup, I have a Barnevelder hen and she looked just like that growing up![​IMG]
     
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  3. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

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    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank you thank you thank you!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    i am so happy to hear that, you made my night for sure! aren't they a beautiful breed? I want more. I am keeping the roo that I have of the 3 (pretty sure 1 roo, 2 pullets) and going to breed them for sure. but the odd thing is one of them is way smaller than the other two, nothing is wrong with it it's just smaller. we have it in the cage alone (but can see all the others and interact with them for socialization, but has her own food, and access to water, just in case she wasn't getting enough. I am hoping she will get bigger and more normal sized like the others so far.
     
  4. countrybum

    countrybum Songster

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    Well, I have chicks that look like that also and mine are supposed to be dark cornish. But they look similiar to one another, so [​IMG] .
     
  5. bethandjoeync

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    cornish breed get large though right??? isn't that a meat breed? these wouldn't make much of a order of nuggets at this point and they are probaby 9 or 10 weeks now
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

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    Dark cornish aren't that large, but they do have pea combs, not straight combs. I have barnevelders also and that's what yours look like to me too.
     

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