Double Laced Silver Barnevelders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StrivingForBetter, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. StrivingForBetter

    StrivingForBetter Chirping

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    My quad of DLS Barnevelders that I bought a few months ago are almost 19 weeks.. when should I be able to tell if they are cockerels or pullets? At what point/age do you cull for lacing? This breed is completely new for me. I know that with other laced breeds the older they are, the crisper their lacing gets as they molt. I didn't know if it was the same or not?
     
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  2. Rlmp817

    Rlmp817 Songster

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    Do you have photos? I would think you would be able to make a guess on combs, feathering & size at this point.
     
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  3. puffypoo

    puffypoo Free Ranging

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    Post pics now, I can guess the gender. Should be fairly easy to tell by now :)
    Can’t help you on the lacing part though, sorry.
     
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  4. StrivingForBetter

    StrivingForBetter Chirping

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    I will take pictures of them today and post them. Thank you :)
     
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  5. StrivingForBetter

    StrivingForBetter Chirping

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    Light Blue Tag:
    Light Blue.jpg Light Blue Chest.jpg Light Blue Back.jpg Light Blue Tail.jpg


    Purple Tag:
    Purple.jpg Purple Chest.jpg Purple Back.jpg Purple Tail.jpg Purple Legs.jpg


    Orange Tag:
    Orange.jpg Orange Chest.jpg Orange Back.jpg Orange Tail.jpg Orange Legs.jpg


    Blue Tag:
    Blue.jpg Blue Chest.jpg Blue Back.jpg Blue Tail.jpg Blue Legs.jpg
     
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  6. fatcatx

    fatcatx Songster

    I am curious what people's thoughts were on the pics. Are These all males? At what age do female barnies get laced chest feathers?
     
  7. Rlmp817

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    I am almost thinking all males :( the curved take feathers & metalic green tinge are looking roo like to me.
    But I would also think that the combs/wattles would be fully out & deepred at this point.

    I hope you get more thoughts on this!
     
  8. AustinTXMJS

    AustinTXMJS In the Brooder

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    I have Double Laced Brown Barnevelders, and they are all pullets. My girls's tails took forever to come in, they're around 25 weeks and still have stubs for tails. I would guess roosters, based on the length and volume of tails alone.
     

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