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?
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    Mumma and the chicks
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    Salmon Faverolle - 4 weeks old
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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

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    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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