Barnevelders - Which is the pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by posey, May 23, 2012.

  1. posey

    posey Songster

    Jun 17, 2009
    Coastal NC
    Hi All:
    I got some hatching eggs from a Barnevelder Breeder and hatched them out under a Broody.
    We got 3 Barnies and I wheaten Marans from that hatch.

    From the start I thought I had 1 Barnie pullet and 2 cockerels. All the chicks are now 7 weeks old and I need a little help determining which are the girls from the boys.

    Sorry not the best photos. These are the 2 that I think are the girls from the hatch. They always stay together. The golden one is the Wheaten Marans and I am quite sure she is a pullet. The other is the Barnie. It's coloring is very different from the other two that I think are cockerels. But the Barnevelder keepers will know much better than me. It's my first time with this breed.

    Here is the other feather color pattern on the left. Both of the other Barnies look the same, just like this.

    I think the comb and wattles are about the same on all three. In the photo below, I think the chicks to the left and right of center are the males and the one in the middle is the female. The one in the center is the same one you can see all of the gold in the feathers from above. Maybe the center one below the wattles are just a tad shorter/smaller.

    So, Barnevelder keepers, what do ya'll think? Do I have 2 boys and 1 girl, 2 girls and 1 boy or are they all the same sex?
    Thank you
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    I dont have this breed but it looks like 3 roos by the red bigger combs and wattles for just 2 months old.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Sorry, all 3 are cockerels.

    I have 2 pullets that are about 8 weeks old - I'll try to snap a picture of them later today.

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