Salmon Faverolle Chicks - telling gender - new pic

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Must Be Losing It, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

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    AT what age can you start to gender a salmon faverolle and what would you look for?

    Julie
     
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  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Must Be Losing It

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    Thanks for that link. I did take pics of him/her but I'm leaning toward him. Please tell me what you think.

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    And here is the wing

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    Doesn't look as dark as the photo on the link but still dark.

    Julie
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I see some breast feathers being lighter instead of darker, it may be a pullet. However, if this chick is from hatchery, its anyones guess but if it gets more black or very dark feathers on chest and legs, you can bet its a male.
     
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Looks like a cockerel to me. Just from what I've researched, the cockerels will have very dark wing feathers (practically black) and the pullets have salmon colored wing feathers. Cute little guy! And they're soooo sweet and friendly!
     
  6. Must Be Losing It

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    He acts like a roo if you know what I mean. Sweet though. I'm raising him with some silkies I had hatched. I hatched him from my own salmon faverolles. The dad's feathering is really dark and this chicks is not very dark, almost greyish. That was my only remaining hope. That and that I saw a salmon faverolle pullet once w/ grey feathering mixed in w/ the salmon coloring.
     

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