EE 6-8wks old. Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chipper08, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Chipper08

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  2. Chipper08

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    Same bird another picture.[​IMG]
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :hugsUnfortunately that is a roo [​IMG] Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but females do not come in that color pattern.
     
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X's 2. We have one that looks just like that, but we're in the country so we're able to keep him. Ours came from the "pullet" bin too. We were told EE's are harder to sex (using the wing feather method), must have to do with a the jumble of genes in the EE's, the sex-linkage they use doesn't come out true.

    Ours is a doll too, he's one of my favorite birds.
     
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  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, a cockerel. Sorry. Pretty one though! [​IMG]
     
  6. billfields

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  7. Chipper08

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    Thanks. These are my first chickens and now I think a second Pullet I got is rooster as well. It is supposed to be a Salmon Faverolle and it is 9 weeks old. I'm going to get a couple of good pictures now.
     
  8. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If that's your Favorelle in the picture with your EE (first pic above), looks like a pullet. Cockerels will have black feathers in their wings. Salmon Favorelles are naturally sex linked in that way. (Funny, we have an SF too!)
     
  9. Chipper08

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    Yep that is the one I'm worried about. The EE is always going after her? and I have a second lighter Faverolles who sleeps next to the Rooster while this darker one is by themself.
     
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  10. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry, I think rooster too. [​IMG]
     

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