These aren't Faverolles. Are they your other chicks? I think they are buff Brahmas.
Edited by keesmom - 4/26/16 at 3:39pm
I can commiserate. I excel at hatching cockerels, often 75% of a hatch. I will say some silkies beat my record though with once hatching 7/7 cockerel chicks. They were fired.
They were wrong. Faverolles chicks are yellow, with muffs, white legs and 5 toes. Like this (ignore the white Faverolles chick in the center). They never feather in like the 2 you have, not to mention the chick down color is all wrong.
I'm not sure I would buy from that store again if they have no idea what they have. There are only five, 5-toed breeds and those are hard to mix up. I suppose the hatchery could have made a substitution, who knows.
Don't hold their current skittishness against them if they do turn out to be pullets. Personally I don't handle chicks but my kids try. They go through what I call the "popcorn stage" where you can't even get close to them without them bouncing around like popcorn popping. That does change as they get older and realize you aren't out to eat them.