If it's not a roo, why do these girls look so different? Barnvelder Q.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elizabethbinary, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can someome please explain? This is a photo of my two 'hens', the one in the back is the one I thought was a roo but all of you said 'hen'. I believe all of you, I do.. but I can't figure out why then they look SO different. They're both the same age, from the same place and both supposedly hens... is it just a variation of breed? Is one of them crossed? Is one just ugly? I don't get it. [​IMG]

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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about Barnvleders, but I sure see your point. The one following behind does look quite rooish compared to the other.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Well... I don't know who was giving their opinion but they weren't very experienced. The one in the back is a cockerel. Males tend to feather out slower than the females. Just a sex thing.
     
  4. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    They said my roo had to be a hen because of it's colouring; but the feathers, the waddle, the legs, the tail...

    So are we back on cockeral? [​IMG] (because that's actually what I want...)
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    The one in the back looks rooish to me as well.
     
  6. Luvroos

    Luvroos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a big difference in the color of their legs also, could this be difference in sexes?
     
  7. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    You have a boy and a girl there!!! very beautiful pair!!!

    I've got 2 bantam Barnevelder boys right now, and that back one looks just like em!
     
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I don't know a thing about Barnvelders and should probably keep my guesses to myself, but it sure looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  9. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Okay if that's the case then YAY!
     

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