Is this a Favorelle rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amydrn493, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. amydrn493

    amydrn493 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got him as a free fancy chick when I ordered my others and I think he is a Favorelle, but not sure. He has beautiful colors in the sun. Even purple and green.
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's definitely a stunning Faverolles!

    ~Alex
     
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  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I can believe he is a hatchery quality Favorelles. (How many toes does he have? Photo doesn't show).

    A Favorelles should have 5 separate toes, white skin, and feathering on the outside of the leg and down the outside toe. The rooster should have 5 nice points on a single comb.

    His comb looks wrong and his feathering may be a bit light on the leg, but Favorelles fits him fairly closely especially if he has the 5 toes as he has a nice beard/muff and is the Salmon color for male.

    LofMc
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you see a rounded comb like that, it means the bird's comb points fell off. Very common in colder places, where roosters can get frostbite.

    Not all faverolles hatch with five toes, even from the best bloodlines. So, it wouldn't surprise me if this bird doesn't have five toes.
     
  5. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty boy
    -Liv
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    looks like it to me
     
  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes,thank you, I did think about frost bite after typing that but got busy and didn't go back in to change my comment.
    LofMc
     
  8. amydrn493

    amydrn493 Out Of The Brooder

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    He does have 5 toes. I thought this was odd, but I guess it's normal. We do live in a cold climate in Wisconsin, so if the tips of the comb can fall off from frostbite, I can understand that. The coop is warm and cozy, but they come out by choice. He normally has nice white fluffy boots. Recently, his legs started looking kind of scabby, even raw in places, and his leg feathers fell out. I am trying to figure out why. He is a really neat rooster and we love to watch him. His name is not very original, but it suits him so well-Fancy. If anyone has any ideas about his poor legs, please let me know. I loved his fluffy boots.
     
  9. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be scaley leg mites? There are lots of threads here with more info.
     

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