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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by johnnalei, May 27, 2012.
How do I sex 3 month old favorelles? I have salmon and blue and I'm at a loss. Thanks!
at 3 months it should be pretty easy - look here for clues :http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Favs/BRKFaverolles.html - rooster has bigger comb, saddle feathers and different coloring from a hen (more flashy) but if you need specific help- post pics.
Faverolles are easy, they have different coloring. In the Salmon faverolles, which are the most common, the girls will be a salmon color on belly and chest and a darker version of the same color on their backs and tails. Pullets are also a bit squat. Very short legs and they tend to waddle. Roosters will have black wings with more everywhere else. Roos should also be getting their pointy saddle feathers by then.
I was wrong about the age. These guys are actually about 6 weeks old. Here are pics of the 5 I have...
by comb alone i would say the multicolored ones would be your girls and the two more solid ones would be your boys - which does not jive AT ALL with what feathersite would indicate the chicks coloring should be (according to what I read on feathersite the salmons will have brown wing tips when a girl and black wingtips when a boy - making them easy to sex -- yours has white/creme wingtips!! -- in blue faverolles the girls will be solid blue and the boy multi ) But I have never had faverolles myself - so have no practical experience to share. I did do a search on google images for "6 wk faverolles" and the coloring was clear enough on the few pics I saw that you could clearly tell who was the girl and who was the boy ... here is one link : https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/198463/salmon-faverolles-for-sale-in-mass-price-reduced
Where did you get them from?
hope this helps...
I don't see any Salmon Faverolles. I see one Blue and the others are mixed colors. Could they be Salmon X Blue? Judging from the combs, I'd be afraid they are all roosters.
I'm afraid they are all roos too I bought the eggs on ebay they were listed as blue salmon favorelles. I don't really know how those genetics work so I am not really sure what colors I have.
Are the three multi colored ones blue salmon? If so, is there some sort of feathering difference between males and females?
Have you tried posting in the Faverolles thread in the Breeds, Genetics & Showing section? There may be some really experienced folks over there that can shed some light for you.
I may be wrong about them. I found some pics I took of my Blue Salmon Fav Bantams. I believe these are both roosters, if I remember right. A bit younger than yours, but maybe this helps?
This is a pullet.
Pullets grown up a bit in front, rooster in back: