Calling all pictures of Barnevelders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Eagle2026, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Here's my favorite pictures of mine [​IMG]

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    Her pullet egg is the darkest one on the bottom row of this pic (4th from the left):
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  2. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    I wanted to let you know I hatched 5 beautiful barnies today from Eagle2026's eggs. They're beauties and my barnie-craving buddy is going to love them. They are huge and vigorous chicks.
     
  3. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Oregon
    I ordered 5 chicks for April [​IMG] which includes 1 Barnevelder. Also getting 2 Speckled Sussex, 1 Barred Rock and 1 Amerucauna (probably an EE). I read Barnevelders are supposedly very docile --do you think she will be OK with the other breeds I am getting or should I see if I can get 2 to be friends? I really only want 4-5 birds to start as we are in the suburbs. Also, how well do they lay? Are they broody often (I am not looking for broody hens prefer they keep laying)? Thanks for your input!
     
  4. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    Ohh a Barnie thread, YAY! I can't believe I missed it!
    I have 4 hens & 2 roos I got last year from Christine Cole (who is now sadly out of Barnies... for now [​IMG])
    One egg, from the Johan hen, due to hatch tomorrow [​IMG]
    I need to take new pictures; here are some from 12/09
    'the gang'
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    the Johan hen
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    a Vb hen
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    the Johan pullet, Chica
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    Chica and the boys
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    Some of their eggs. I was concerned about the blunted small end but am told it's normal for Barnies
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    They were going to be second to my Salmon Favs, but are so friendly they have become #1. The roos are quite loud compared to my elder Silkie & Hamburg roos, but they keep much kinder hours.
    I'm so excited, I shipped my first eggs yesterday at 1630 (the girls were laying daily until I offered to take some to the Stockton show; it has taken them 3 weeks to lay 6 eggs close enough together to ship out fresh enough to hatch), and they got there at 0700!
    Now I pray [​IMG] that they got there intact!
     
  5. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    Quote:Does anyone have any tips about sexing barnies at this age? That is the only advantage the Favs have as a bird to raise for selling; 100% color sexing at 10-14 days. =\\
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Fluffy, Barnies ARE nice people. I spent very little time with mine due to the time of year I got them, but they are pretty docile and quiet. I can't wait till they start to lay.
     
  7. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Oregon
    Quote:Does anyone have any tips about sexing barnies at this age? That is the only advantage the Favs have as a bird to raise for selling; 100% color sexing at 10-14 days. =\\

    I read in a chicken book that the females have darker chests--brownish gray-- than the fellows. Anyone know if that's true?
     
  8. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to post pictures of some of my birds and eggs and see what everyone thinks.The leg color is not the orangy/yellow I have seen on really good Barnies so tell me what you think.I don't think they are ready for the show ring but they look really nice running around my yard to me.


    Eggs first..These were shipped out today and they were not picked over.

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    Leg color.I think they need work

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    Lacing

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  9. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    2 days old posing for their first portraits [​IMG]
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    Partridge Penedesencas on the left... I'm thinking 1 pullet 1 cockerel, but this is a Barnie thread so ignore them, lol
    I'll get better pics later, but for now, any opinions on gender?
    I'm so pleased with this hatch. Just added the one egg since the hen I want chicks from practically laid it in my hand. She likes my straw storage are best of all for laying, NOT the straw I put in her nest box.
     
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  10. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    Quote:Hi James, I'm not an expert since I just got my Barnies last year, but your egg color looks pretty nice of course we all dream Barnies could lay like a Black Copper Marans. I've heard that yellow leg color can fade when a hen is laying. My hen's legs are not bright yellow, but they were before the pullets started laying. It also can be effected by what you feed. I think as long as they don't have white skin or white legs, there are other things more important to work towards perfecting with the Barnie breed.

    Pullet's and Cockerel's legs: Bright yellow

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    Hen's legs: See how they faded, I also don't feed as much corn and they don't get as much greens (can't free range as much as they used to)

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    As for lacing, here is a picture of one of mine that I got from C. Ledford. The lacing is really good on her birds. Julie Gabbard's birds have good lacing too. I've seen some so called Barnevelders that don't even come close to double laced or are so mossed that they look like a Welsummer or partridge rock/wyandotte. Not even close to breed standard.

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