Barnevelder Hatchling

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Time-Out, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Time-Out

    Time-Out Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    I have a barnevelder, who is barely out of its egg (still wet - literally seconds) and I can already see a comb sticking up! This is my first barnie, so can anyone tell me if they all come out like this or am I really lucky (or unlucky) and am able to sex it straight away? None of the other chicks I've ever hacth have come out with anything on their heads.

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    It just has a showy comb. Nothing about gender yet.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Some of my chicks with the biggest combs at hatch have been pullets. It doesn't mean a thing.

    You can generally sex barnevelders as day olds though, once it's dry. (it's not 100%) Boys tend to have white chests and girls tend to have taupe colored chests.
  4. KirstenJL

    KirstenJL Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    Central Ohio
    I hatched a boy and a girl Barnevelder among some other breeds and they were so different from each other that I thought they were different breeds! There was never any doubt that the boy was a boy, but the tip off for me was his huge tree-trunk legs!

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