Barnevelder roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Caligirl2, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Caligirl2

    Caligirl2 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    0
    29
    Aug 17, 2014
    Temecula, So Cali
    Hello chicken friends, my pretty barnevelder is about six months old and I've been waiting for her - ? to begin laying. I am brand new to chickens. My others are Easter Eggers and I'm familiar with what those males and females look like. I'm looking at this one now and thinking that SHE may be a HE. What do you think??
    Thank you![​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. KittyKat3756

    KittyKat3756 Chillin' With My Peeps

    135
    15
    61
    Aug 16, 2014
    Norfolk, UK
    Lovely boy you have there :) You'll note the saddle feathers (most clear indicator in this case), a lovely sprouting tail and a large comb+wattles+ear lobes for his age. He should also have thicker legs than the females.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014
  3. Caligirl2

    Caligirl2 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    0
    29
    Aug 17, 2014
    Temecula, So Cali
    Oh man. I already have an accidental roo. This one was so mellow and quiet I thought maybe not, but he keeps getting bigger and more colorful. Hmmmm... [​IMG]
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    5,787
    742
    306
    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    x2!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,163
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    "It" is a rooster.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,323
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  7. Caligirl2

    Caligirl2 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    0
    29
    Aug 17, 2014
    Temecula, So Cali
    Well not what I was hoping but thanks for your expertise and Merry Christmas!
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    5,787
    742
    306
    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Your welcome, and same to you. [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,156
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    He's a rooster for sure. Sorry. :eek:(
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by