Originally Posted by donrae
I'm thinking male, but you really need keesmom to chime in. She's the Faverolles lady.
thank you! I like the way you think :)
Originally Posted by Michael OShay
Given the darkness of the feathers, it looks like a male.
thank you :)
Originally Posted by keesmom
It's a cockerel. Black leg feathers are coming through. Going by the wing I expect he will turn out to be one of those that stay multi colored as a juvenile, so don't be surprised if he's a mess color wise for a while.
Too bad you are so far away. I have an extra dozen or more extra males.
Thank you so so much! You made my week! It's alright with me if he's a mess :) These are my training flock lol Not me training them .... them training me. Sad but true. haha. They'll never get to see any of their own progeny populate this planet. My intention is to make sure I have a good grasp of chicken management before I get ahold of any that might be truly valuable for more than just their ornamental value and eggs. :)
I see you're the acknowledged expert on Fav's though! I'll keep that excess of cockerels you have in mind. In future, I wouldn't mind a trip to MA to collect a cockerel or roo worth his feather weight in sterling :) It's just not in the cards right now. I can't afford to be the proud possessor of $$$$$'s worth of chickens when I don't have the habits of a good chicken manager yet.
When I have the skill set to manage a well bred flock I'll start working on building my 2nd flock. I'm lucky enough I have the space to manage 3 separate flocks. So that gives me options in my approach to getting there. :)
Originally Posted by drumstick diva
This is awesome. I'm relieved. Thank you too :)
It's a boy! I can go back being happy as happy gets again! Yay!