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Salmon Faverolle chicks -- boys or girls?

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

  1. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think they are both boys
     
  2. Daintydecker

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    Yep, that's what I was afraid of. But, I love the Faverolles so I will keep them boys and get me 2 hens.
     
  3. snowpetals907

    snowpetals907 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 5 salmon faverolle straight run chicks and now at 8 weeks old they are definitely all COCKERELS [​IMG] I mean couldn't I have just gotten ONE pullet????
     
  4. bantamgirl

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    i have 3 fav chicks possibly crosses and they all apear to be boys. i'll post some pics for your guys opinion when i get the chance. is it a problem if they grow slowly the two week olds here have more feathers than my 3 almost 4 week olds. also should i be concerned if one is growing super slow he has about 4 wing feathers and the others have full wings, another point about him is he hatched with somthing like splayed leg. i've had him in a hobble since day one and he is only just starting to improve. could becoming super cold stunt their growth?
     
  5. kenzier093

    kenzier093 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I was hoping someone could tell me if this is a male or female salmon faverolle. It may be to early to tell, but I think it is a male.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Too early to be sure.
     
  7. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope those posting here will report back on the actual sexes of their birds. I have found that no matter what sex the male primary and secondary do not grow at near the same rate at the females so the males have a longer primary early on. Also the tail growth is different, the male lagging way behind the female. I have had pure breed but most of mine have been mixes and I hardly miss on determining sex by watching these two feathering characteristics.
     
  8. kkwinwy

    kkwinwy Out Of The Brooder

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    Just verifying with someone with experience. The only SF hen is the front right. The others are roosters, right? Thank you!
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, your only Faverolles pullet is the one in the front on the right. Unfortunately she is also your only pullet in that bunch.
     
  10. kkwinwy

    kkwinwy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm, I was thinking the one Black Copper Marans (on the left in the pic) might be a pullet too. You don't think so?
    The good news for me is, the breeder wants a couple of roosters, so is willing to exchange 2 for pullets. :)
     

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