Meyer Salmon Faverolle - Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kattington, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. kattington

    kattington Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered a pullet from Meyer Hatchery, but I'm unsure about all of these black feathers! She's 4 weeks today.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi there!

    That is not a Salmon Favorelle. The reason I can tell is because it has feathered legs. Is it a bantam or a large fowl chick?
     
  3. mimischicksnat

    mimischicksnat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyers SF chicks do have feathered legs and they can be this dark and still be pullets. I got a cockerel accidentally and 3 pullets from Meyers. 2 of the pullets I got are dark like this. The comb will be the deciding factor. That, and if it starts crowing. Looks like a pullet to me but I'm no expert. Just going by what I got from Meyers the end of May.

    Meyer SF Pullet about 2 months old in this pic.

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    Meyer SF cockerel same age.

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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'm so sorry, they actually do have feathered legs as Mimi said. I think the chick is adorable!
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a pullet.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Faverolles do have feathered legs, and yours is definitely a Salmon Faverolle. Although those black feathers are usually a cockerel trait, I think you have a pullet.
     
  7. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 SF pullets from a hatchery in March. They too had a bunch of dark feathering but as they're now laying eggs, I'm quite sure they are girls :) Yours looks like a pullet to me.

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  8. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmon faverolles have feathered legs
     
  9. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what my salmon favorelle pullet looked like at that age. She had dark feathers, and at 13 weeks still has a few dark spots, but is really lightening up.
     
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