Salmon Faverolle--Eloise or Elvis?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GardenState38, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick (now 8 weeks) was slow to feather out, and I've been worried about the fact that the beard is coming in black.
    Got the chick sexed (supposed to be a pullet) from MPC. Holds itself horizontally.
    I'm new to the breed--do some hens have a black beard, even if it's not apparently the desired color? Or does this mean she's a he?
    The rest of the body is the dark salmon, with some black on the chest.

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  2. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Can we see a picture of the whole body? I'm thinking boy right now, as I have a pullet.
     
  3. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I don't have better body shots at the moment--always quite flighty--tough to get a good one [​IMG]
    Hope it's a pullet--can't keep a rooster in my suburban flock [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Elvis [​IMG]
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatchery quality pullet.
     
  6. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also think its a really poor quality pullet. you may want to wait a little bit longer to make sure though
     
  7. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No doubt a pullet! Poor quality yes, but there's no doubt that's a girl as boys cannot possibly be that color.
     
  9. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
    So it is possible for a pullet (albeit poor quality) to have a black beard?
    I've heard that Faverolles can be sexed by their wing color when they begin to feather out (roos having black in there), and this chick had no black in her wings early on. Is that a good sign?

    I don't mind terribly if the quality isn't there, as long as they're healthy, since I purchased for pets and eggs. I think the black beard is kind of cute and comical. But next time I'll probably be buying from a local breeder, if I can find one. I also got a Black Copper Marans that is all black, no copper, and has black, clean legs.
    I'm curious to see what the egg color will be...
     
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  10. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Ask Cloverleaf Farms she can tell you she has some real nice Faverolles.
     

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