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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pixijayne, May 9, 2016.
Not too sure on this breed - thought it would be a little more clear by now.
Judging by the coloring, I believe that you have a cockerel. Pullets would be all beige/buff colored.
Im posting for a friend who cant post pics here ... she also has thought roo going by colouring ... can the colouring be off though, can a pullet be this colouring ?
Thank you thank you friend! I'll be curious to see what everyone says since this breed is new to me
I've seen quite a few Favorelles pullets that had the off black feathering, though not as much as the one pictured (all of them were hatchery birds). But, I thinks it's best to assume that it's probably a cockerel.
I think it is a badly colored pullet. From Ideal perhaps? If it were a cockerel I would expect more comb color at this age, a whiter coloration in the head and hackles, and more of a general overall multicolored appearance.
There have been other awful colored females posted here before
As I mentioned this is not my chick .... and I'm sure it is a hatchery bird - the only one (of that breed) so nothing to use as a comparison.....
But going on the 'normal' development/features I'm leaning pullet too, a bit of that is wishful hoping I think though is making my guess a little bias.
I don't know if it is always true of faverolles, but I have one pullet and four cockerels and the cockerels are taking FOREVER to feather in. The pullet has all her feathers, but the cockerels only have their wings mostly done. I believe they're about 5 weeks old too.
Interesting. Yes the above bird is mine and it is a hatchery bird. It really doesn't have typical rooster features like I would expect, but possibly a badly colored pullet. Hmm.
So it looks 50/50 pullet vs cockerel? Any more opinions? Even if she's ugly, if she lays she stays I just want a better idea