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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:40 pm 
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This is my sole surviving barnevelder chick after the worlds most disasterous incubation attempt ever!! It is about 6 weeks old

So now to the big question...

Which one will it be laying?? Eggs or Ladies??

My guess is a rooster cause I am just that unlucky!!

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not sure yet---doesn't look roosterish to me though, cheers pam

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With my vast experience of Barnies (one chick hatched :lol: :lol: ) I would say it is too early to tell! :wink: But if you forced me to go for one or the other I'd go for pullet! What will tell you is at about 10 weeks the males will start to get black breast feathers, the females will have double laced ones. But even knowing that I wasn't sure about my Peanut until Benny (my rooster) told me she was a girl at about 17 or 18 weeks. So I wish you luck and really you'll just have to wait!

NellyG :lol: :lol:

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You do have a tough one there. I am going to say pullet but at 6 wks mine usually have better feather coverage than that. I have chosen pullet because my cockerals would have a lot more comb by 6 wks as well. Good Luck


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Most likey , pullet normally at this age cockbirds don't show as much breast lacing (you won't find this in the standards but as a rule colouring in breast lacing on the males should be about 20%) . The lacing (double /lacing ) if it is a pullet will not be the best and the legs could be a bit darker yellow . It has good build which is something a lot of Barnies lack . Remembering a Barnie is a heavy breed a lot are too fine ,particularly females.
THIS ONLY MATTERS IF YOU ARE GOING TO SHOW BUT. Just enjoy the great eggs and their very placid nature.


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my vote is for Pullet as well. :D

by 6 weeks my boys have very pronounced combs.

the hackles in pullets should be black, while the boys start to get the mahogony through it.

give us a pic in a couple of weeks and we'll all have another go at it....

be sure to let us know if it starts crowing though 8).


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Wow :o - I am so glad although I may have to rename her...

She was Barnie Rubble (we were calling her Rubble)

Maybe Ruby?? Any thoughts?

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Looks like a girl - I'd call her Bridget Bardou.

Or not? :wink: :D


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Or maybe Betty (Rubble)???


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Bubble?? :)


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Looks like a young pullet to me.
The surest and earliest way to tell for sure that I know of is to look for the next set of feathers growing at the base of the tail only a few mm is enough to tell.
Beetle green Male, Black and Brown mottle female. These feathers usualy appear before any of the other telltale feathers appear. By 10 to 12 weeks you should be able to tell for sure.


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I think your ladies are safe and you got more eggs coming your way


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