Egyptian Fayoumi rooster or pullet?

feather13

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8 Years
Sep 4, 2012
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Hi! We have two six-week-old Egyptian Fayoumis that look very different. One is tiny, super meek, and still has her red head (see first photo). The other is much, much bigger and chirps loudly non-stop (it never stops and is kind of annoying LOL). I've included photos of him (?) in the second, third and fourth photo. Thanks for any insights you might have!
 

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feather13

Songster
8 Years
Sep 4, 2012
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southern california
They are both pullets. Fayoumi mature very fast. Some cockerels crow at 6 weeks. A cockerel should be obvious by now.
Thank you, @Gray Farms and @Rhodebar Lover! It's funny that they are the same age, but one is so much larger than the other. We got a big order of chicks and I'm going to choose some and give some away once they are around egg-laying age. I feel so conflicted about the two Fayoumis. They are beautiful, Mareks-resistant (we've had Mareks in our flock and it's so brutal), and they are really independent/loud (what an irritating high pitched chirp lol)/almost hostile to humans. So I love them for their feisty personalities *and* don't think they'll ever follow me around like dogs or hang out with me like the other chicks and hens do.

I'm on the fence about whether they'll be keepers or give aways.

Thanks again for confirming they're both pullets!
 

Sandytheegglady

Chirping
Jan 25, 2018
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Charles City County, VA
I too, received 2 Fayoumies in my "chicken math" mixed group of day old female chicks on 3/10/20. Although the same age, both are skittish and seem to stick together. But one has a larger very red comb and the other still just has a small pinkish comb. Neither has laid an egg as yet. But the larger one is VERY noisy with a very irritating squawking sound. My husband thinks that it is a "He"...but I am not real sure but it definetly is not a crowing sound.
 

feather13

Songster
8 Years
Sep 4, 2012
477
625
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southern california
I too, received 2 Fayoumies in my "chicken math" mixed group of day old female chicks on 3/10/20. Although the same age, both are skittish and seem to stick together. But one has a larger very red comb and the other still just has a small pinkish comb. Neither has laid an egg as yet. But the larger one is VERY noisy with a very irritating squawking sound. My husband thinks that it is a "He"...but I am not real sure but it definetly is not a crowing sound.
Wow! Are you sure you don't live in the same house as us 😆 ? We seem to have the same birds. Did you get yours from McMurray? Our second, very small chick is just now losing its red-colored head, but both still stick together and are co-dependent lol. Sorry to hear yours has that ear-piercing whistling/squawking sound. These are the howler monkeys of the chicken world. Mine is much worse when it's in the coop than our foraging, but I hope they're not this loud forever or I'm going to be buying all my neighbors some Beats headphones.
 

Sandytheegglady

Chirping
Jan 25, 2018
16
38
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Charles City County, VA
No ...Mine came from MY PET CHICKEN company. Received 8 but the other 6 are all different. With the help of our friendly chicken bloggers, I have figured out that the other six are Ancona, Austra White (white egg), Gold Laced Wyandotte, Asa Brown (1st and best layer), Easter Egger (greenish egg) and another mottled Grey feathered girl that we are not sure about breed. So far only 4 are laying eggs. haven't determined who the 4th layer is but it is a light tan egg.
 

feather13

Songster
8 Years
Sep 4, 2012
477
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southern california
Sounds like you have a really nice new flock! We haven't had any of those breeds, although we now do have two 7-week-old EEs. They are enormous, especially compared to the Fayoumis, but quite sweet and curious.
 

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