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Salmon Faverolle Chick BLUE Lacing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sophiaw00, May 4, 2015.

  1. sophiaw00

    sophiaw00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two salmon faverolle chicks among my small flock of 8. They are 5 weeks old. One of them is very slow in feather development, the other is very fast. April, the fast one, has almost ALL of her feathers. Last night when I checked on them, she was showing signs of feather development on her head. This morning, her head is almost completely feathered. Crazy how they grow so fast!

    Anyways, today I was spending time with them outdoors and I noticed April has what appears to be blue lacing on her tail feathers. I didn't think salmon faverolles had blue lacing (or any lacing?) so I wanted to ask here. April is from a hatchery, so she should be purebred. I was so surprised when I saw it that I had to ask if this is normal or not.

    I can get pictures if they are needed.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Photos would help. [​IMG]
     
  3. sophiaw00

    sophiaw00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, just ran out and got some of her tail.

    Full Body Pic:
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    April's Tail Feathers:
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    Is this normal on a salmon faverolle?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks normal to me. A lot of hatchery quality Faverolles have strange coloring.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    x2. Plus she is still in juvenile plumage. The odd feathering may not persist into adulthood.
     
  6. sophiaw00

    sophiaw00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. It didn't really matter to me either way. Just thought I'd ask. I actually think it looks kind of cool.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  8. suchcutenails

    suchcutenails Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning! I know this thread is old, but I was curious about what your girl grew up to look like! I have two who are almost 4 weeks who really resemble yours. I am anxious to see what they look like when they grow up!
     

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