4 week old Salmon Faverolle - Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Buttenshaw Farm, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Buttenshaw Farm

    Buttenshaw Farm Just Hatched

    So I bought 3 chicks sexed from a hatchery... and I am now feeling uncertain of my Salmon Faverolle girl, who is starting to show some black feathers and is much larger at 4 weeks than my other 4 week old chicks (Barnevelder & Lavender Araucana).

    I took some photos of her today. I unfortunately can't have a roo on my property [​IMG] so I want to take her back ASAP if she is in fact a he!

    What do you think?
    Mumma and the chicks

    Salmon Faverolle - 4 weeks old
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I think that you're right-- the coloration, comb size/reddness, and overall appearance make me think that "it" is a cockerel.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Sure looks like a cockerel.
  4. Buttenshaw Farm

    Buttenshaw Farm Just Hatched

    Thanks I sent a photo through to the place I bought her from and she agreed that it's s rooster! So HE has already been returned and replaced with a day old- hopefully a female this time!!!
  5. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    Cockeral, he is larger, and bulkier then the rest of the chicks, also he is already showing comb growth and redness...

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