Standard Double Laced Barnevelder?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OasiVerde, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. OasiVerde

    OasiVerde Songster

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    I love this forum!! I am learning SO much. Thank you all for keeping this forum so wonderful!

    I picked up this rooster two weeks ago and was told it is a Barnevelder.
    Is this a Standard Double Laced Barnevelder?
    TIA
     

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  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    He could be, but he's a little lighter in color than a Barnevelder cockerel should be, with more red in his plumage. So maybe an off color Barnevelder, or maybe some other breed or mix. Here's a picture of what a double laced Barnevelder rooster should look like:
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  3. Texcoco

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    It looks more like a Welsummer
     
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    He's probably just hatchery quality.
     
  5. OasiVerde

    OasiVerde Songster

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    Thank you. He is indeed lighter than the rooster on the picture.
     
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  6. OasiVerde

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    I googled that breed. They are beautiful too.
     
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  7. OasiVerde

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    Could be, that means he is not the right color for the standard, am I correct?
    I honestly don;t know how the previous owner got him, now I wish I asked. But he is healthy, which is most important for me.
     
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  8. JedJackson

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    Yours is a beautiful rooster, and you are right, he looks healthy. Unless you are breeding Barnevelders and want show quality birds, it doesn't make much difference if he is a little off in color.
     
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  9. HenOnAJuneBug

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    Welsummer for comparison. Meet Curley

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  10. Texcoco

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    Awww is that ur Welsummer? I'm breeding them for show
     
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