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Salmon Faverolle Chick Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wyllyschickens, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. wyllyschickens

    wyllyschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this chick from Ideal poultry as a "pullet" but I am freaking myself out about the gender.... I am not allowed to have Roo's in my county so I will need to start finding a place to regime if it is a cockerel. Any advice is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would relax for now, it's too soon to tell for sure, give it a few weeks than post another photo.
     
  3. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 I think Keesmom is the Faverolle person
     
  5. wyllyschickens

    wyllyschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    The only reason I ask is because you are able to sex salmon faverolles at 10 days...
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It used to be you could tell the sex of the faverolle chicks by the color of the feathers coming in. For the past year or two there has been darker colored pullets being bred at some hatcheries which can cause confusion and worry about their sex. So it's best to wait a bit longer until your chick is a bit older to see how it feathers out before trying to figure it out.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    In some cases yes. In yours, unfortunately not. Ideal does have off colored pullets that makes early sexing difficult. Look for the color of the chest and leg feathers when they come in, and post some pictures. Those will be a better indicator of gender than wing feathers.
     
  8. wyllyschickens

    wyllyschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!
     
  9. wyllyschickens

    wyllyschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!

    Everyday she looks more and more different.
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  10. wyllyschickens

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    Growing at the speed of LIGHT!!!! Any thoughts?

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