Is my barnevelder a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Animal-lover101, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Animal-lover101

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    [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]This barnvelder is 3-4 weeks old any ideas on gender ???[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    My guess is cockerel - another couple of weeks will tell the tale for sure.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Early signs - enlargement and redness of comb. He is just pink now - keep an eye on him(or her)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's hard to be sure from these photos. And that chick doesn't look much like a Barnevelder either. The legs don't look yellow, and it's hard to see if that's a pea comb or a single comb. It looks sort of pink, but that could just be the lighting. But the chest is laced, and Barnevelder males should have solid black chests.
    Could you maybe post some pictures taken in natural lighting?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; if its comb starts reddening up over the next few weeks you will know for certain you have a cockerel.
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    With that white skin, it's not a Barnevelder, or at least not a purebred one. Where did you get it from?
     

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