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Is this a Salmon Favarolle Rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beccaporter, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. beccaporter

    beccaporter Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chicks are two weeks old. We think this gold chick was our free rare breed from McMurray. It has 5 toes, my husband is pretty sure it's a Salmon Favarolle. We are really thinking it might be a roo. Quite a bit of black coloring, no tail feathers, and bald wing bows. What do y'all think?

    Also, does anyone recognize the lovely grey one?
     
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  3. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well these are the only five toed chicken breeds I know of (could be more though!)
    Silkie
    Dorking
    Sultan
    Faverolle
    Houdan

    I am pretty sure it is not a silkie because it seems as though there is feather growth. Can't quite tell in the picture so I gotta ask-does she have feathers on her feet and or legs?
     
  4. beccaporter

    beccaporter Out Of The Brooder

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    She does have feathered legs.
     
  5. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so then in that case (keeping in mind I am a pretty good researcher but the worst breed guesser EVER!!) I think you do have a faverolle!! It is not a silkie, dorkings and houdans don't have feathered legs and the sultan has a head crest so that leaves.....Faverolle!!
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a Faverolles. The males can take forever to feather out. As juveniles they also tend to be messy color-wise too.
     
  7. susanp970

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    Brahmas also have feathered legs.
     
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