3 Salmon Faverolles - Cockerel or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by southernhusky, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Supposed to be a trio. I've read cockerels are darker but one of these is dark like the supposed Roo. And the roo doesn't have very red combs yet either. 10-12 weeks approximate.

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm not familiar with the breed so i would be hesitant to even guess - I'm seeing conflicting signs of saddle feathers (I'm sure they can't be) with small comb development. Number 2 looks girly to me.

    It will be interesting to hear what the experts think.
    CT

    PS - there's a thread on Faverolles if you haven't already checked it out.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a trio.

    I have a cockerel of this breed who is 8 months and just getting a red comb. He's still totally uninterested in mating and a great big fraidy cat of the dominant rooster. He hangs with my "special" elderly Faverolles hen.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Looks like a cockerel and 2 pullets to me... note how the cockerels head and neck is very light while the rest of his body is dark... and the pullets have very light breasts, while his is dark... variations in shades of color can happen, what is important is the male and female patterning is different... hope this helps... :)
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts; you have one cockerel (the dark feathered one) and the others are pullets.
     
  6. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the confirmation! I did so much reading and looking at saddle/hackle feather pictures that Pullet #1 just looks like she has some pointy ones.
     
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  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Some colors/patterns make it difficult to see whether they are really pointed or not... but with many purebred breeds, depending on their colors, they will have distinctly different patterns... :)
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x3 On Donrae and Ravyn Fallen
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatchery quality trio. Cockerels can be very messy color-wise when young. He will look much different at maturity. The pullets won't change much in appearance.
     

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