Atypical Salmon Faverolle - Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by downriverchicks, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. downriverchicks

    downriverchicks Just Hatched

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    This is Domino, almost 6 months. Some of Domino's sisters started out with more dark coloration but have lightened up to regular Salmon look in all but a few feathers.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I can't see the picture. Could you repost? [​IMG]
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    The picture isn't showing up.
     
  4. downriverchicks

    downriverchicks Just Hatched

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    I apologize! I am new. Can you see it now?
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    No problem! I'm glad it came through. That is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow she is odd colored. She could molt out more evenly next molt.
     
  7. downriverchicks

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    Thank you! I am very relieved. I've got one to many fellas already and she has been a mystery for a long time!
     
  8. downriverchicks

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    I think she probably will.

    I got 5 Salmon Faverolle chicks (Meyer Hatchery), and only two developed totally normally. In my other two dark Favs, the black increased pretty steadily until they lost it. The darkest chicks have had the hardest time - they've lagged behind in size, had more sneezes, gotten picked on more. Ravioli, the smallest and darkest, ate HUGELY almost continuously as a wee chick but did not grow, only got darker, and only stopped being the smallest when she molted it out. Domino has always had less dark than the other two but is keeping it longer and stagnating on her growth a little more, but she's still healthier than the super dark babies. I've read a little bit from other people about "weird Faverolles", but I wonder if anyone else has noticed this pattern, and I wonder what it will mean for Domino!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Her coloring is really scrambled but, still a pullet
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My two surviving Faverolles pullets look similar to that. I think mine were from Ideal ( I got them from a feed store)...the coloring is really weird. But you bird is definitely a girl.
     

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