Gender please? barnevelder (or cross?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickypets, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. chickypets

    chickypets Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 24, 2011
    Hi here are my now 6 week old chicks - bought as Barnevelder fertile eggs. Can anyone give me a clue about gender please.
    One is more yellow than the other very dark brown one.
    I can not see any differing characteristics - so pretty convinced they are the same gender.
    Thanks for your help.

    First two photos are of the yellower one.
    next photos are of the brown one
    and then both

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    They look like 2 pullets to me. I should show you a photo of my barnevelder. At 4 weeks, she's still fluff and long legs lol.
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Those look very girly to me, but I am not familiar with the breed.

    Very pretty chickens though!
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    They both look like girls, though not pure barnevelders - sorry.

    Here is a pure barnevelder pullet at 8 weeks:

    And now, except she scalped her nice comb:

    Here's a cockerel at 8 weeks (right and left are cockerels, center is a pullet):
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    both look like pullets and crosses
  6. chickypets

    chickypets Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks so much!!! I am extremely happy they might both be girls!!! My 3.5 year old absolutely loves the yellower one and spends lots of time with it - so would be devastated if it had to be re-homed. Thanks for the breed advice too - I had a feeling they might be crosses after seeing other photos. We love having them - what great pets!!

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