Salmon Faverolle sexing

Royal Farmer

In the Brooder
May 3, 2015
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I bought 2 Salmon Faverolles. The one that I think is a rooster is 5 and a half weeks old. The other is about 3 weeks old. I am pretty sure that I have one of each gender. Can anyone help out? Thanks y'all!

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Blackberry18

Songster
Mar 25, 2015
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What characteristics lead you to feel as such. With a thankful heart!
Male and female faverolles are very different. Standardly, females have a tan back and white chest and muffs, while the cocks have a black chest and muffs. It's hard to explain, here:

Cock:

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Hen:

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I usually look for a black chest in Faverolles to determine the sex (though young pullets can develop a black chest, that eventually molts, but that is not nearly as large as a young cockerel). Also, comb size is a huge factor in any chicken gender determination. Cockerels develop redder, larger combs before the pullets.
 

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