Barnevelder, hen or cockerel?

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Was given this "hen" the other day the woman assured my mother it was a hen but its tail looks a lot like the start of a cockerel tail, it sounds like a hen and hasn't tried to fight the other cockerel that is here, i was told it's around 16 weeks old, it doesn't have the pointed saddle feathers or neck feathers like a cockerel the feathers look round at the end but it is still quite young, i have never had a Barnevelder hen or cockerel before so i thought maybe someone on here would know better than i do. Any help would be appreciated, sorry for the bad quality pics i don't have a better camera at the moment.
 

Lady of McCamley

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I agree with Junebeggena and Donrae.

That is a Barnevelder hen...and around the stated age.

A Barnie rooster would have black chest, no lacing, and red bars on the wings. I don't have a photo of my big boy, but he says you've got a nice hen there.

The tail should settle down as she fills in with her final adult feathers. I've had a number of young ladies get funk in their tail as they finish their juvenile molt and grow in final adult feathers.

LofMc
 

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awesome what a relief haha, the cockerel here starts crowing at 3:30am i couldn't imagine 2 of them going all morning, i would never get any sleep hahaha, thanks so much everyone :)
 

drumstick diva

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Congratulations it's a girl !!
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So nice to be able to say that. We see a lot of cockerels.
 

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