Is this chicken a Salmon Faverolle?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 6sablehens, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. 6sablehens

    6sablehens Songster

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    Hi all :frow
    I recently purchased a Faverolle chick to add to the flock. At the time, the chick only appeared to be a few weeks old. She had pure white feathers sprouting from her wings. I thought the breeders only sold Salmon Faverolles, and remembered reading that light feathers = female. So, as soon as I saw that chicken the decision was made and we brought her home. (Who can resist those little fluffy cheeks, anyway?)

    It was that evening that I started to wonder if it was normal for a salmon chicks feathers to be so light. I looked at pictures on the internet and saw that even female Salmon Faverolles around the same age already had cream/salmon coloured feathers. So I then made the assumption that I had a white Faverolle.

    Many weeks later, the chicks nearly fully feathered out, and I start seeing beautiful light salmon feathers coming through in between the white. I couldn’t believe this, and am quite exited because the chick has started to look more like a Salmon Faverolle, and a female!

    Does anyone know if this normal for a salmon to have so many white feathers? I thought it was really strange and I am now starting to think about the possibility she could even be some sort of cross between different coloured Faverolles.

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  2. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Crowing

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    Umm, she could be. I have only had two Salmon Faverolles, so I'm not much of an authority. But, she's lovely!
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Does she have muffs? What color are her feet and legs, should be pink. Does she have the extra toe?
     
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  5. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

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    I do not think that's a Faverolle...I see no muffs or beard. Probably a Cochin. :) Sweet little girl you have there.
     
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  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    X2. :)

    ~Alex
     
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  7. Tonyg503504

    Tonyg503504 Chirping

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    She is so cute with her curly feathers :drool
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    Good things to check for as oldhen suggested. The coloring is actually coming in about right for a Fav...just wondering where the puffy cheeks are. Here are a couple of photos of my bantam Favorelle. With some babies.. FB_IMG_1509557173646.jpg :) FB_IMG_1509557159343.jpg See the darker feathers around the neck? Just like yours is doing. Give it another month. Sometimes those puffy cheeks don't pop out for a while.
     
  9. 6sablehens

    6sablehens Songster

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    Thanks! She really is sweet.
     
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  10. 6sablehens

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    She has all the features you mentioned. The muffs do look quite small in those photos. They were taken just over a week ago, now she has feathered out more they’re more noticeable. I took some more photos today which I’ll be posting soon :)
     

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