my salmon favorelles are confused (me too!) help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cici_p, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I know it is supposed to be easy to sex SF's by their color: light color, girl, dark, boy. However, mine (hatchery quality) seem to be confused on this! The white one I swear looks like a rooster, and the darker, more colorful one looks more henish. Could you guys please tell me what you think? If you need better pictures please let me know.

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    colored:
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    a comparison (sorry for all the foreground interference)
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    thanks for any help sorting this out!
    edited to say: they are about four months old right now.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
  2. TrostPoultry

    TrostPoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Both males, pointed feathers.

    J.
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
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    I think they're both roos.
     
  4. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Those are both roosters!
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Aw man, You seem to have bad luck today. Roo Turkens And these roos. Sorry [​IMG] They make good pets though if you let em walk around the yardd!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The lighter/darker wing color works with the Salmon Faverolles, not the white ones. Those are males of two different color varieties.
     
  7. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just my luck.
    I thought for sure if I picked one with light wings I couldn't go wrong.
    Looks like I will be getting rid of *all* of my big chickens
    (5/5 roos)
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can't sex the Salmon Favs till they are about 2-3 weeks old. The wing tips come in brown on the pullets and black on the cockerels.
     
  9. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did get this one at 2-3 weeks, which is why I thought the light colored wings meant it was a girl. . .Nobody told me about white favorelles <pout>.
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry! They're very handsome!
     

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