Salmon favorelles...think I have a roo!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 4kids*2dogs, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. 4kids*2dogs

    4kids*2dogs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two 6 week old Salmon Favorelles from Mypetchicken.com. They are supposed to Salmon Favorelle pullets but one has a black chest with brown wings and some white tips on the wings. Is it DEFINITELY a roo? Or could it possibly be a dark hen? I am so nervous that it may be a roo. How is the temperament of SF Roos? I will attempt to post a photo.



    PICS in a subsequent post!
     
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  2. 4kids*2dogs

    4kids*2dogs Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a reason that I cannot post a picture? Image upload is grayed out for me. Anyone know?
     
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  3. Try uploading the image first then copy the URL in "My Uploads". You then paste the URL and we get to see a pic!! [​IMG]
     
  4. 4kids*2dogs

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    Here are the pics of my Salmon Favorelle chick...6 weeks old. Seems too dark to be a pullet!!! I have read that some hatcheries chicks can turn out darker but maybe some of you experts could tell if this is a roo.

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  5. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's a roo
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's a boy all the way.
     
  7. 4kids*2dogs

    4kids*2dogs Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it the coloring or the comb that make you so sure?

    What's funny is that he was the "runt" of thhe group with lots of pasty butt and crying. I babied him to life! Hmmm...

    I will have to get used to the idea and see how he turns out. Photos online look like they are beautiful roosters and he would be the only male. Maybe that will be a good thing. Anyone know much about the boys in this breed?
     
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  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    It's the coloring. I also have a 'sexed' favorelle that's coming in dark, as is the other one he shipped with (that went to another household). Maybe all the sexers were asleep at the switch. [​IMG]

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    I did see someone here with a dark pullet the other day, so still holding out a bit of hope, but I think it's time to hand out those blue cigars. [​IMG] Girl favorelles should come in light brown.
     
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  9. 4kids*2dogs

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    Quote:Did you get yours from mpc? My other one ...6 weeks...is darker too (the one in the back) just not black like this one.
     
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  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    4kids*2dogs :

    Quote:Did you get yours from mpc? My other one ...6 weeks...is darker too, just not black like this one.

    Mine was from mcmurray. Odd thing is that they sent two sexed favorelles and it appears both look alike. Ah well. I wasn't the original purchaser, so not much I can say to the hatchery. [​IMG] Hatchery birds can be off in color, but not sure they would be THIS off. Mine doesn't have a pink comb yet, but he's only three weeks old.​
     

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