Sexing 2 month old Barnevelders

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TexasHeifer, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. TexasHeifer

    TexasHeifer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two 2 month old Double Laced Barnevelders. I believe #1 is a pullet and #2 is a rooster but I'd like to make sure. :)

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  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pullets. Note the lack of comb and the rounded feathering
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like pullets to me. They're both really pretty!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm actually leaning towards pullet on both of them.
     
  5. TexasHeifer

    TexasHeifer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank yall!!
     
  6. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like girls to me as well. Just FYI, all barnevelders are "double laced." That is a requirement for the breed. You have a blue and a splash as they are a BBS gene base. Black is BB, blue is Bb (incomplete/codominant) and splash (or buff) is bb. But they all have red partridge pattern on top of that base. Unlike a blue-laced red wyandotte, which has a single lace over the BBS base and double lacing is considered a DQ. Anyhow... you have some very nice ladies there.
     
  7. TexasHeifer

    TexasHeifer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I got them out of a batch of hatching eggs from a member on here. Of all the breeds I've had I've never had Barnevelders before. I wish I found the breed sooner! Their both as sweet as can be [​IMG]
     
  8. JanPaulchicks

    JanPaulchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look wonderful. I have 2 chicks only a few days old. Yours look huge at 2 months, where are you keeping them? How did you house them while they grew?
    Am new to this but have had 5 POL 18 months ago, they are fine and just hatched 3 different breeds over Easter.
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  9. JanPaulchicks

    JanPaulchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Including 2 barnevelders (I should have added)
    So it's the comb to look out for then!

    Both have different colouring on their back feathers, shades of brown, only 2 weeks old so early days for sexing them.

    Lots info here, it's great
     

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