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

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    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

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  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    They both look like girls, though not pure barnevelders - sorry.

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

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both look like pullets and crosses
     
  6. chickypets

    chickypets Out Of The Brooder

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    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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