Pretty sure this is a Salmon Faverolle roo...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EggDropSoup, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. EggDropSoup

    EggDropSoup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all--

    I have 13 chickens of varying breeds and, apparently, varying genders. :) This one has kind of puzzled me. I know the feathering looks NOTHING like a Salmon Faverolle hen, so I'm almost 100% sure it's a roo, but he seems so fat and hen-like in every other aspect! He's extremely docile and lets all the other chickens push him around. What do you guys think? I know it's definitely a Salmon Faverolle...or at least it's supposed to be. Who knows! He was hatched Sept. 10th, so he hasn't reached maturity yet, btw.
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  2. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes i think cockerel
     
  3. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    I think he may be a cockerel
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, 100% cockerel. Salmon Favorelles can be sexed by feather color. Pullets would look like this (not my picture, taken from Google Images):
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  5. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup u have a big beautiful boy!:p
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you get a picture of the back and back of the neck? looks like a poorly colored salmon pullet wih lots of black, doesnt quite look like a rooste.

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  7. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. It doesnt look like that much of a rooster, and if it is, it is very poorly colored. Thats what confused me, it doesnt have even close colors to Salmon Faverolle.
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    That is 100% pullet. A lot of the hatcheries have some badly colored females, and that's putting it nicely!

    Cockerels will have silvery hackles. Yours does not. Comb is too small also.
     
  9. Chicken Tamer

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    I always say combs dont matter too much.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a faverolle pullet, probably from Meyer. They are currently producing extremly poorly colored pullets. It's been noted that the off-color pullets come with other defects (some mental, some physical) as well. Keep an eye on her, she may require extra care.
     

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