Favorelle

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ClapperCounty, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. ClapperCounty

    ClapperCounty Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone had females that started with this coloring?? 2 weeks old
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  2. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never had faverroles but that looks like some mighty dark feathers and the males have black feathers.
     
  3. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It appears to be a roo unless it is a black Faverolles
     
  4. ClapperCounty

    ClapperCounty Out Of The Brooder

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    "She's" supposed to be a salmon favorelle. Wing feathers still coming in dark...
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Any shoulder or chest feathers yet? Those are usually more reliable in verifying sex.
     
  6. ClapperCounty

    ClapperCounty Out Of The Brooder

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    Not yet. She's 3.5 weeks and still has no tail feathers. Wing feathers still coming in slowly but still black. I noticed today that her leg feathers are starting to look black and there's a dot on her little tail nub that is also black. Waiting game stinks!
     
  7. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say too because of the dark feathers and if you have others that are the same age and breed and they're feathering quicker w/ lighter feathers than that could be a male. If it was a black faverolle I would think black faverolles would start out black?
     
  8. ClapperCounty

    ClapperCounty Out Of The Brooder

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    Some from the same batch at a friends house-wings are also darker but legs are yellow on hers.
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Black leg feathers mean cockerel.

    For those who metioned black Faverolles, those chicks look like penguins. They are very rare. I can think of only 3 breeders with LF blacks. There are a few more breeders with the bantam blacks.
     
  10. ClapperCounty

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