Salmon Favorelle and EE: Male or female? (pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Nugget, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget Out Of The Brooder

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    We were supposed to receive all hens, but we have a sneaking suspicion that two of them may be roosters. Can anyone advise?

    The first is a Salmon Favorelle:
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    And we think this one is an EE. We can't tell by its comb if it has the three lines of beads or just one, so we thought we would ask. It does tend to want to challenge all the other new chicks, though.

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    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    If that is a Faverolle it is a boy for sure !!!!!! the EE is also a rooster.

    Sorry beautiful boys though,
    Henry
     
  3. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Faverolle is definitely a roo. Very nice though. I need a roo in the faverolles. Have my fingers crossed for the eggs in the bator.

    Marie
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I wish I could have a roo for my girls [​IMG]
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Well the Faverolle looks like a pullet since the boys have black leg feathers and black bar on wings. I must say they are a poor example of color of a Faverolle and tells me that it looks like a hatchery bird. Neverthanless, if it keeps its color, looks more like a Mahogany Faverolle in Sport color or Sport Faverolles as some of us say.

    With the EE pic, I think it is still a pullet. Looks like three beads in a row and not a true Amercuana by all means. I dont see much pointed neck feathers to tell me that would be a rooster.

    So I must say, they are all pullets!
     
  6. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget Out Of The Brooder

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    Well the Faverolle looks like a pullet since the boys have black leg feathers and black bar on wings.

    It's a favorelle for sure, as it has five toes. But you're right, the white leg feathers confused me, too. Everything else about it that I can think of pointed to roo except those leg feathers! I did get them from McMurray.

    they are a poor example of color of a Faverolle and tells me that it looks like a hatchery bird.

    If you don't buy them from a hatchery, where do you get them? Sorry, I've only been doing this about a year, so I'm still a newbie. The first batch we bought from a feed store, but they had gotten them from McMurray, so the second batch (which we split with a friend) we just ordered directly from McMurray's.

    The EE was the free one in the box, so who knows about it!​
     
  7. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Breeders generally have truer-to-type than hatcheries.
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nugget: Time will tell. Ignore the guesses. In my own case, I found the guesses to be 100% wrong! It almost seems as though any atypical hen pic posted will be said to be a roo by byc respondents, and usually emphatically stated as such!
    Good luck.
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The salmon falvorelle is def. a rooster. The rooster and females are 2 totally different colors, males are a lot darker. The other chicken is a hen.
     
  10. kpeavey

    kpeavey Out Of The Brooder

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    So I went out just now and counted the toes on the big black favorelle looking hen.

    5!

    Had that hen for 6 months now. About time I found out what she was. Picked her up with the 2 Salmon Favorelles. A guy was moving, selling off his birds for $4 each. He was out, his daughter knew nothing about the birds. Shes a big bird, bigger than the salmon, about 5 pounds. All black, beard, muff, booted, and now with 5 toes.

    Is there a different breed she could be? It would be nice to finally positively identify her.
     

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