Salmon Fav roo or pullet??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teep, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. teep

    teep Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend of mine ended up with a couple Salmon Fav roo chicks and I told her I would take them. She sent me some pics and I am really wondering about one of them. I don't see 'roo'....they are usually so easy to sex, but he just seems so light. And no beard. What do you guys think?? He is a hatchery bird, Murray McMurray's, I think. She wanted pullets and I don't want to take him if he ends up being a 'she' since that is what she wanted in the first place! There was just no doubt in my mind when I got my Fav's. But they came from a breeder, so I don't know if there is that much of a difference??[​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    How old?
     
  3. teep

    teep Out Of The Brooder

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    I 'think' they are around 4-5 weeks....
     
  4. teep

    teep Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the other pics she sent. The darker one looks roo. I think I am right about the 4-5 weeks age, they don't have any tail feathers yet. [​IMG]
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  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, he's really off-color. Did he come from Meyer by any chance?
     
  6. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's one odd-colored Fav baby.. I think cockerel tho.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He/she looks like a she, due to the bright red comb. However, that is very strange coloring for a Salmon Faverolles male!
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Meyer hatchery was dropping chicks this color about 2 years back. I would have thought they'd have cleaned up their genetics by now. :/
     
  9. teep

    teep Out Of The Brooder

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    So they both look male? I think I'll take them both and if one ends up being a pullet, I will just give her back so she can have her as a cute egg layer. I was pretty sure she told me they came from Murray McMurrays hatchery?? I have never ordered from a hatchery so I am unfamiliar....I just heard horror stories, so I have stuck with breeders. Thank you for your opinions...glad I'm not crazy. I thought they were odd looking for Salmon Fav's too!!
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have a frontal picture of the first one? I believe it's a pullet but would like to see the chest first. Second one is definitely a pullet.

    Ugh, hatcheries are really producing some awful Favs!
     

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