HELP Sexing a Salmon Favorelle 35 days old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pixijayne, May 9, 2016.

  1. Pixijayne

    Pixijayne Out Of The Brooder

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    Not too sure on this breed - thought it would be a little more clear by now.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Judging by the coloring, I believe that you have a cockerel. Pullets would be all beige/buff colored.
     
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  3. Pixijayne

    Pixijayne Out Of The Brooder

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    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 ?
     
  4. SoORchick73

    SoORchick73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you thank you friend! I'll be curious to see what everyone says since this breed is new to me :)
     
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  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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  7. Pixijayne

    Pixijayne Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  8. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. SoORchick73

    SoORchick73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. SoORchick73

    SoORchick73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     

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