Salmon Faverolle chicks -- boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Caitenji, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Caitenji

    Caitenji Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 Salmon Faverolle chicks. They are just 2 weeks old today, but my understanding is that you can differentiate between the sexes by color. These guys are hatchery chicks, not SQ, so I don't know how correct their coloring is. I think I have 3 pullets and 3 cockerels. I don't know if you can feather sex SF or not, but the 3 girl suspects have longer wing feathers. The 3 "boys" have shorter wings and darker feathers. Thought I'd see what you experts out there think! [​IMG] Oh, and even though it's hard to tell in the pics, they all have that crazy 5th toe, feathered legs and adorable little muffs.

    First is "Luna." She is the only one I can tell apart because she had really deformed feet when we got her. I taped them and it really helped one foot. The other foot is still pretty crooked, but she isn't walking on it like a fist anymore and doesn't seem bothered by it.

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    Next up, pullet suspect #2:

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    And the third "girl" --

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    And now "boy" #1 (see what I mean by the difference in wing feathers?)--

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    "Boy" ? #2 --

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    And last "boy" --

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    Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks. Please tell me I have at least ONE pullet, lol!! [​IMG]

    Heather
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I think you are correct on what you have, you seem pretty knowledgeable about what's what. I agree last one looks a lot like a roo, and #3 looks a lot like a pullet to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Caitenji

    Caitenji Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I'm still pretty new to chickens, so all my knowledge has been gained from surfing sites and lurking here. [​IMG] I'm really glad someone else agrees so far!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a silly comment but that expression on that third "girl's" face is adorable! She's like, what cha doin' mom? I love it!


    Since that's your avatar pic I guess you loved it too!
     
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  5. Caitenji

    Caitenji Out Of The Brooder

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    Exactly! She was so cute. Everyone else was less than thrilled with the photo session. She was a little diva! [​IMG]
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Faverolles can be gender ID'ed fairly early on by coloration. Your chick with solid black in it's primaries is the male. The other chicks with brown-only primaries are females. It'll become REALLY apparent when their body feathers start coming in, as the males continue to feather black.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you order pullets or straight run, and from which hatchery? I see some pullets but the exact number depends on where they came from.
     
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  8. Caitenji

    Caitenji Out Of The Brooder

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  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are correct in all your guesses :) The ones with black are males. Salmon Faveroles are the best [​IMG]
     
  10. Daintydecker

    Daintydecker New Egg

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    I used this rule when I brought mine home. I have two of them that I've had since a week old. One had the wings of the rooster and one had the wings of the hens. Now I'm not so sure. My hen is very dark. She has lots of black on her. The other is a rooster and he is really starting to look like the pictures of the roos that I see. His saddle is brown, where as the other is not.
    So I believe this one is the rooster. He always had the black on his wing.

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    Below is what I thought was the hen. She always had the salmon color on her wings as the chick. Then she has a lot of white and black in her here.
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    Now here they are at 10 1/2 weeks old. First the one I thought was a hen.
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    And here is Philip:
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    So what are your opinions?
     

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