Advice on sexing faverolle chicks please?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazycluck86, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. crazycluck86

    crazycluck86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "He"is just over two weeks old now.[​IMG]
     
  2. crazycluck86

    crazycluck86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    You should notice blackish feathers coming in on the neck and shoulders very soon if it is a male. If you have a boy and girl next to each other same age, you can usually tell at 2-2 1/2 weeks. They both get darkish feathers on wings, but males are darker.
     
  4. crazycluck86

    crazycluck86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh ok thank you. I only have this little faverolle, the other chicks are brahmas. Im hoping its a hen, if it is it can stay but my other older two are much redder/salmon and white compared to this one :-0
     
  5. rynegold

    rynegold Out Of The Brooder

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    I raise the Favs and your chick looks like a pullet to me.... for what that's worth! ;-)
     
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    I just took this picture of 2 of my 3 week olds, but they looked similar at 2 weeks. The male is on the left.[​IMG]
     
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  7. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 4 faverolles pullets and cockerel in May...I can't wait. I think they are the coolest looking chickens.
     
  8. crazycluck86

    crazycluck86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh great! Thanks...fingers and toes crossed its a pullet! Its so much easier when you have others to compare to. I agree they are certainly very individual looking! My older birds make lovely little 'cooing' sounds when they are in the nest boxes laying eggs, and they became very tame and knowing much quicker than the other breeds I have :)
     
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    I have had my faverolles hens and roos successfully together in my mixed flock (they are now separated since we got a new rooster,) but beware that faverolles chickens may be low in the pecking order and can be bullied by more aggressive chickens.
     

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