Salmon Favorelles Roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pepperluvsmee, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read another post from last spring about the dif between a roo and a pullet and I just needed to clear up something. Does the Pull have ANY black on her wings. My 2 peeps are just a few days old and both have little black feathers coming in on the bottom of thier wings.
    Does this mean they are both roos? Grrr
    Thanks!
    -Theresa
     
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  3. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS! I don't think there is enough feather color to determine, but soon. Very very soon! [​IMG]
    -Theresa
     
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  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Can you take a pic and post it or send to me. I can tell pretty early on. There wont be any black if it is a pullet but can look a little dark against the lighter fluff on the chick at first.

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  5. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sure! I will tonight. Right now they are napping. THANKS! The feathers on thier wings look like the same color to me, black. I hope I don't have 2 roo's. I would really like to have a hen and a roo.
    Cest` la vie right?
    -Theresa
     
  6. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Well, I have ended up with two girls. So you send me a boy and I will send you a girl. lol You just never know do you.

    Marie
     
  7. Meesh

    Meesh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi - I have 4 that arrived on Friday from Ideal - they'd be nearly a week old - and they all have blackish wings instead of the salmon. I hope they are not all roos!

    I think it just must be too early to tell yet. They are also feathering out a 'lil slower than the Delawares that I got. The Dels have tiny tails showing and much longer wing feathers.

    The Ameraucanas are yet further long. It's interesting seeing them develop!

    Cheers,
    Michelle
     
  8. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    They will have a darker color on the wings but not quite black. It will be a mottle looking brown if that makes sense.

    Here is a pic of my hen as a baby, she was about 4-5 days old. The pic is blurry but you can see that the tip of the wing is not black but is somewhat dark.

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    Here is a female at 19 days old, which is quite a bit older but you can see that darker brown toward the bottom of the wings. That is what you will see first.

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    Hope it helps.

    Marie
     
  9. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWWW! WOW! She is sooo perty!! Now I am just getting excited!! [​IMG]
    I love watching them grow up. THANKS for sharing the pictures!
    I will post some soon.
    -Theresa
     
  10. Meesh

    Meesh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple of my chix for comparison. They would be approx. 1 week old.

    It's tough to tell if the wing color is brown or black at this age.

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    The Faverolles are developing 'lil combs, whereas the Delaware chicks are not.

    Cheers,
    Michelle
     

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