Hi ! Gender on my 4 week old ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lydiagirl99, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you guys possibly tell me the gender on my 4 week old Faverolle, RSL mix ? His name is Penguin. I just found out my 6 week old chick is a roo so I'm hoping for a pullet but, if Penguin ends up being a Roo, I'll just make a bachelor pad for him and my other chick considering they love eachother. THanks in advance !

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That chick did not come from a Faverolle/red sexlink breeding. Just not possible, with that coloring and clean legs. And it's too young to determine gender.
     
  3. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the Dad. People on this site told me he was a Production Quality Faverolle.
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    And This Is The Mom With Her Newest Brood.
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  4. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    he is looking like a cockerel
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He's not pure Faverolle. He's a mixed breed that may have some Faverolle ancestry, several generations back...
     
  6. smellslikechaos

    smellslikechaos Just Hatched

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    Looks like a rooster to me
     
  7. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh dangit. Looks like the Pretty colored ones seems to always be Roosters for me.
     
  8. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you think he's just a mixed breed ?
     
  9. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Absolutely. Faverolles are most commonly a color/pattern called Salmon. It's a silver base color wheaten with a mahogany gene. Your boy is Birchen, it's a completely different combination of colorpattern genes. He also doesn't look like he has 5 toes or feathered legs. The only thing he has in common with a Faverolle is a single comb, white skin, and muffs; and those features are hardly unique to a Faverolle. Many, many breeds have single combs. And white skin is also a feature of many breeds. And muffs are also a common feature of Ameraucana, Easter Eggers, and some bantam breeds.
    Basically, there are several breed combinations that could have produced your boy's looks. He's not a simple A plus B mix. If he does have Faverolle in his background, it was a few generations back for him to not have feathered legs.
     
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