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at what age can you tell the difference between single and double laced barnevelders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by asteria01, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. asteria01

    asteria01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i have 2 chicks that i got from a local breeder who said his stock of barnevelders consisted of both single and double laced golds...he said that it is impossible to tell what they will be until they are older.. I was really hoping for a double laced hen so i got 2 chicks. they are less than a week old right now, so im assuming its basically impossible to tell what they would be. but when does the lacing come in and what age should i be able to tell what they are going to be? the wait is killing me! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would assume when they fully feather out but a young chicken also molts out 3 times before getting their adult plumage.
     
  3. asteria01

    asteria01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so assuming at around 8 weeks?
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You should know gender between 4 to 6 weeks. As for the lacing, that may take longer. Early plumage can be messy.
     
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  7. asteria01

    asteria01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay i see, thanks guys!
     

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