Faverolles @ 10 days old ... I need to be sure M or F?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DiamondFrazieur, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. DiamondFrazieur

    DiamondFrazieur Out Of The Brooder

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    This is "Henri"
    My designated and deliberately selected Cockerel.

    I'm thinking Henri is a girl :( This will make a dramatic adjustment to my flock of babies as I had intended to give away ALL other Roos. Or maybe I need to just get another Fav cockerel and add it ...

    First I need to know for sure if Henri is M or F? I see a chance for a Cockerel in the dark feathering but it could be wishful thinking ...
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are dark feathers, my hens are all lighter colored
     
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  3. SemperChicken

    SemperChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you get your cockerel! I had a male favorelle from MyPetChicken, but he was taken when our coop got raided by a possum (who was trapped and exterminated, btw). I was looking forward to having a male favorelle.
     
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  4. DiamondFrazieur

    DiamondFrazieur Out Of The Brooder

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    I was looking on feathersite and the males on their site are black feathered as they lose their fluff. While the females have a red brown to mahogany wing feathering. All have the light fuzzy yellow chicky down. I think the ones on that site are SOP or real close to it though.

    Me too! I'm determined, so I'm sure I'll have my Fav Roo. Now .. or later :( Even if I have to hatch him from an egg myself. Never say never! You know where to find me if I have to resort to setting my own hens on a nest of Fav eggs if you ever decide you still want a Roo lol
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking male, but you really need keesmom to chime in. She's the Faverolles lady.
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the darkness of the feathers, it looks like a male.
     
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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a cockerel. Black leg feathers are coming through. Going by the wing I expect he will turn out to be one of those that stay multi colored as a juvenile, so don't be surprised if he's a mess color wise for a while.

    Too bad you are so far away. I have an extra dozen or more extra males.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Cockerel
     
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  9. DiamondFrazieur

    DiamondFrazieur Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! I like the way you think :)

    thank you :)

    Thank you so so much! You made my week! It's alright with me if he's a mess :) These are my training flock lol Not me training them .... them training me. Sad but true. haha. They'll never get to see any of their own progeny populate this planet. My intention is to make sure I have a good grasp of chicken management before I get ahold of any that might be truly valuable for more than just their ornamental value and eggs. :)

    I see you're the acknowledged expert on Fav's though! I'll keep that excess of cockerels you have in mind. In future, I wouldn't mind a trip to MA to collect a cockerel or roo worth his feather weight in sterling :) It's just not in the cards right now. I can't afford to be the proud possessor of $$$$$'s worth of chickens when I don't have the habits of a good chicken manager yet.

    When I have the skill set to manage a well bred flock I'll start working on building my 2nd flock. I'm lucky enough I have the space to manage 3 separate flocks. So that gives me options in my approach to getting there. :)
    This is awesome. I'm relieved. Thank you too :)

    It's a boy! I can go back being happy as happy gets again! Yay!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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