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Sex these Faverolle/EE chicks. Updated photos post #1.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andora, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    These were the most adorable little yellow and black fluff balls I have ever hatched!

    Almost all of them got red combs around 4 weeks old. Now they are right at 3 months old. Two of them are 100% rooster with large growing red combs and shining tail feathers. The others have smaller reddening combs, and I'm just really not sure if they are pullets or different looking roosters.

    Here are pictures of some of them, taken a few weeks ago. The father was an EE and the mothers were two different Salmon Faverolles and a Buff Brahma.

    These are the two Brahma/EE's that I am unsure about. The third Brahma/EE is a rooster with a very red comb and a more solid brown/red with glossy feathers.

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    This is one:

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    This is the other one, two angles:

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    Those two look almost exactly alike.

    This is the one who I'm certain is a little roo:

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    See how different he looks from the other two?



    The rest are SF/EE's...

    This is the rooster:

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    He has since grown green/black tail feathers...

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    Not sure about these...no glossy tail feathers, but still red combs for young pullets...!?!

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    ^^This one now has a long straight tail, more like a pullet, but it has had a very red comb from a young age.

    This is the same one as above.

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    Another more recent picture...

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    The tail looks like a pullet tail to me....?


    The others look so much alike I get them confused.

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    You can see the Brahma/EE rooster in the background in the above picture.

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    What do you think?
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  2. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    anyone??
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    look like girls except the one you know is a roo. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I can't help much without better pics of the tails- I'm only seeing ambiguous feathering from those angles- can you add a good tail shot of each?
     
  5. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Agreed with the person above me.

    THAT IS SUCH A COOL MIX!!!
     
  6. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I'll try to get pictures of their tails. It's hard to do because every time I bend down they all try to jump into my lap! They all have EE type tails--you know how for awhile on some EE's it's hard to tell by their tail? I've had pullets with droopy curly tails before they got to the point of lay.

    I think they're a cool mix too! I wish I still had the EE roo so I could make more of them. He turned into a meany and I gave him away to my mailman. [​IMG]
     
  7. TrostPoultry

    TrostPoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Take a look at the tail or neck feathers when they are in your lap. If they are pointed, they are males. If they are rounded, girls.

    J.
     
  8. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I know, I've tried directly comparing them to the for sure roosters and I can't tell any difference at all. It's especially hard to tell with the ones that have color patterns around their necks because all the feathers look pointy...it's only obvious when the roosters grow in their adult feathers.
     
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Added more photos in the first post!
     
  10. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my guess
    1. -
    2. pullet
    3. ?
    4. cockerel
    5.cockerel
    6. cockerel
    7. cockerel
    8. ?
    9. pullet
    10. pullet
    11. pullet
    12. pullet
    13. pullet
    14. pullet
    15. pullet
     

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