Salmon Faverolle roo...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TubbyChicken, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a roo, no? I ordered all pullets and he clearly looks different, he didn't have any obvious differences until recently though. I think he's beautiful but can't find any pictures of other SF cockerels his age (6-7 weeks)

    If you have any pics please share!
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  2. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Interesting! Looks like Speckled Sussex or some other mille fleur to me. It's cute, whatever it is.
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Yes, I believe that is a cockerel..... even when you order all pullets, sometimes they slip through.. it's not a perfect art [​IMG]
     
  4. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was surprised I only had 1 out of the SFs! He is very pretty....I was just confused because I read that the roos wings feather out black (his first wing feathers were the same color as the rest)...He's obviously trying to fill in with his true colors now. [​IMG] I just love SFs...they are so sweet and much milder than any other chicken I've encountered.
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    This is bantam Salmon Faverolle at 8 weeks old:
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    It is hard to tell from your pics, but it doesn't look like a Faverolle. Does it have it's extra toes? Favs have 5.

    Matt

    ** Edited to correct that Franky is 9 weeks old in that pic. The bird behind is not a Fav.
     
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  6. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep...he has 5 toes. The pullet beside him, along with several other arrived, all looking the same, fuzzy, yellow, feather legged and with 5 toes and a cute little chicken beard.

    I didn't notice him changing until recently and his wings weren't the first thing that I noticed...it was his breast that sprouted black feathers first.

    I'll try to post some new pictures in a few days, including ones that show off his extra toes!
     
  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's amazing how muddled their colors look when they are juveniles! Wow! Thanks for posting the picture, Matt.
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sorry those are pretty badly colored Faverolle roo.....I've seen better ones...by the way, are these hatchery bred?

    If he still got the color, maybe for a Sussex colored Faverolle!
     
  9. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So he is a roo?! and he's also an oddly colored roo?! LOL I need clarity...and validation that I wasn't crazy for thinking he wasn't a straightforward case.

    Yes...they are hatchery, and nothing to be sorry about...I didn't buy them to win a show or breed...they are pets and layers (well he isn't, but that's why I ordered sexed chicks from a hatchery, and I knew the sexing wouldn't be completely accurate) and just so I understand correctly, you mentioned "those"... all of the pictures feature the same bird(s) a roo and a pullet. It's the oddly colored bird that I was so confused about.

    To make it even odder...his comb is no bigger or redder than the pullets.

    Thanks for all the answers.
     
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  10. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Faverolles(standards and bantams) are bad for this. That is why the coloring is so important in determining sex. I think is because of how laid back they are. The boys just don't get the testosterone going to pump up those combs until they get a bit older.

    I am used to dealing with show faverolles that I didn't even think about the coloring of a hatchery bird. He should make a good pet for your feathered family. Faverolles are the perfect pets to be spoiled.

    Matt
     

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