my barnvelder chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by browning6, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my wife fell in love with this double laced barnvelder hen that was for sale. (and rightfully so she is gorgeous) and fortunately the hen had one chick that had to come with her. why she only had one i forgot to ask.
    My question is, is the chick a rooster or hen? And second is it a purebred Barnie or a crossbred?

    In my limited experience i vote hen but i am still a chicken rookie.
    Tell me experts if i am right or up in the night.

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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    mixed breed and still looks like a pullet so far but a bit young to really tell for sure but over coloring and comb development says pullet still
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm also thinking mixed breed pullet. It may not even be part Barnvelder, hens often set on other hen's eggs.
     
  4. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now following this thread! :)
     
  5. atikin

    atikin Out Of The Brooder

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    its look like a girl to me

    I have barnevlder pullets at home the boys you could tell easily from the girls at 3 weeks as they had much more comb growth

    I also say its a cross but it is possible it does have barnevlder in it. It feathers are barred but these tend to change in to laced feathers
     
  6. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the comment. I was hoping for another hen even if she is just part barnie. if you get a chance to post some pics of your barnie chicks i would love to see them.

    thanks,
    steven
     
  7. atikin

    atikin Out Of The Brooder

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    What ever she is ,she is CUTE!

    heres some pics of mine, the last one is a roo but the first two pics are girls

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  8. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Those are some pretty birds.
    The bad news is I went to close the coop at dark tonight and my chick is gone and the hen that is the mother is missing a bunch of feathers that were scattered about. So I think I have a predator issue. I am going to set up a live trap tomorrow.
     
  9. atikin

    atikin Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my gosh thats horrible, Im so sorry, what do you think it was?
     
  10. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am thinking hawk but still not sure.

    I will have to get a new barny chick. your pics inspired me. Those are beautiful birds.

    steven
     

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