Advice on Salmon Fav gender.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Sheriff, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    I posted this on the gender links but wondered if anyone could give me an opinion about these two week old salmon favs. I am so afraid they are both roos!

    Here is the first one:

    Here is number 2:


  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    From what I remember of mine when they were babies, I would agree with you [​IMG]
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    Quote:Hi Mary,
    #1 is defently a little boy
    #2 could be either is its entire wing black like #1's or are there cream colored feathers further up on the wing. When my Favs were little I really throught I had gotten two roosters because they had dark wing feathers but lo and behold as adults both were beautiful productive hens. Now I have a whole breeding flock of Bantam Faverolles. I really love them so much faverolles are the best check out my fav thread if I didn't answer your question these people will be able to

    luck cute chicks!
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    1 is a roo.

    2 could be a roo... my Salmon Fav pullet has black on her wing tips. Give it two weeks and you'll know.
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    Here is the the wing of #2

  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    On my bantam Faverolles, the girls always had black on the wings but it seemed lighter. I found the best way to tell was wait a few more weeks and when the shoulder feathers start to sprout you will see the little black prickles on the roo and the gals will have rust colored feathers popping up.

    I agree that #1 appears to be pretty dark to have any chance of being a pullet but the second on may be. There are often dark feathers on the female Fav wings but as time goes on the are more grey than black.
  7. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    I 'd give it a couple more weeks and you should really be able to tell the difference. Here a couple of photos of mine. I believe if memory serves me correctly that the first photos of me holding them was about 1.5 weeks. The other photo of them side by side is about 3.5 weeks.
    Side by Side
    Hope this helps.
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    It is not all that usual for Fav chicks to get some kind of "smuttiness" in the primary wing feathers. Some would be darker and other would be lighter. The regular Salmon girls do get a little darker smuttiness than the Blue Salmon girls which they would be a lighter grey in color. I agree with the others, wait a couple of weeks to get the upper part of the wing colors to come in and then you would be determined which sex it would be.

    If they are hatchery bred birds, they can go either way but the sticking point would be are the chest feathers and leg feathers. If Black or blue, its a roo. If pale salmon creme color, its a girl. If it is brown, then it MAY be girls. Hatchery Favs are the worst kind of example of the world of Faverolles. If you want the "real" thing, go to a breeder!

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