Salmon Favorrels Gender ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hcammack, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I was supposed to get 8 poults from meyer hatchery most of them I am pretty sure they got right exept one cuckoo maran and the to favorrels. I know favorrels are suposed to be easily sexed but the "girls" first feathers are only partialy white with alot of brown oh well mabe its just poor color they are only a week old I will post pics later. Any thoughts?

    Henry
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If the feathers have brown, they are pullets and if black, they're cockerels. Usually, by two weeks old, it's obvious which is which.
     
  3. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Faverolles color from the hatcheries is usually very bad. I've seen hatchery females with black in their beards and hackles, and dark feathers in their legs.

    Chances are good your birds just have off color, but it's possible (though unlikely) they made a mistake at the hatchery.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They sure do make sexing mistakes! I have had one or two myself.
     
  5. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of the reasons I'm going to start taking pictures of my chickens at different ages. I have Salmon's and can't remember what they looked like at that age. The reason I can't remember could be my age too.[​IMG]
     
  6. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are pics on feathersite that shows the difference at a very young age.

    feathersite pic:

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    here is one of my girls at 19 days, don't have a boy but you can see that her wing feathers are not black but brown.

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    Hope it helps.

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  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    OH both ladies for sure I am so happy they are my faviorts thanks for the pics that was pretty obvious now. Thanks


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  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh and do dark leggs on cuckoo marans mean they are girls?
    (Question ANSWERD ON ANOTHER THREAD)

    Henry
     
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