Faverolles comb seems strange

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pinkaboo, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two faverolles from a market
    Obviously not the best examples,
    They are salmon but ones much darker
    The darker One has toes that curl up behind its leg
    And an very broad knobbly comb
    Any ideas why and if it will grow properly?
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    The darker one is Freda ( first four pictures)
    and the light a Bertha( after my aunts)
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Neither of them appear to be purebred Salmon Faverolles, since they do not have single combs--they almost appear to have a walnut/pea type comb. The toe curling back up the leg is normal for the breed; a pure Faverolle should have that extra toe. The strange comb will not turn into a regular single comb.

    Oh, and in case you are wondering why they are different colors, it is because they are different sexes. The dark one is a cockerel, and the light one is a pullet.
     
  3. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness
    So not only are they NOT pure breed faverolles
    They are NOT two hens either!
    False advertising ; )
    Well they are still amazing sweet chickens
    Looking forward to then growing and developing their characters

    Thank you so much for the reply x

    PS its now going to be Freda and Bill
    After my aunt and uncle !
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014

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