I'm SURE this is not a Barnvelder!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shellrae7, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. shellrae7

    shellrae7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 3 supposed Barnvelder Chicks, and one now looks like THIS! I am sure it's not a Barnvelder, but I don't recognize it for what it may be. It should be pure, as the eggs it came from were from a breeder. I don't know the person though as my friend hatched the eggs. Its about 2.5 months old here.

    Any thoughts on what this may be?

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    Sorry, I can't seem to make it bigger. Trying to hack Facebook and get the link these days is impossible! :)
     
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  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Not a Barnie at all. Looks like a mix of some sort. Even "breeders" can make mistakes, and roosters can jump fences.

    It looks a lot like many Easter Eggers do. She's pretty, but not a Barnevelder. Taker her back, or ask for more chicks.
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a small bird, the coloration indicates Campine or Golden Penciled Hamburg. If it has a rose comb I would say Hamburg, it a single comb it could be a Campine. If it is a large bird, wide across the back, it is neither of the breeds I suggested.
     
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
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    Quote:I couldn't for the life of me think of Campine! That was my first reaction too. I guess my coffee hasn't taken effect yet!
     
  5. shellrae7

    shellrae7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmmm, I looked up Campines online, and the coloring fits as a possibility, but she's not nearly as pretty as the photos I saw. Not an Ameracauna or EE, she has no beard or muffs, and her legs do not have the green sheen.

    I will just have to keep watching her as she grows and see what color egg she lays. It says Campines lay a white egg. Thanks for all the input, I would've have never thought of that as I've never had a Campine, or even seen one. I will have to look closer at the comb when I go out to feed this morning.
     
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  6. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:Have you sent the breeder a photo? Maybe they will have some insight to what they sold you. At least it looks like a girl!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Have you sent the breeder a photo? Maybe they will have some insight to what they sold you. At least it looks like a girl!

    I agree, I'd send the breeder a picture. If they have an issue they are not aware of, most breeders will want to know.
     
  8. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it's a golden penciled hamburg
     
  9. coltsdad

    coltsdad Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be golden penciled hamburg, campine or buttercup.
     
  10. Moose The Ameraucana

    Moose The Ameraucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2! I have some and they look similar [​IMG]
     

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