Sexing Salmon Faverolles at 2 weeks? *4 week pics added*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ashley80, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Ashley80

    Ashley80 Out Of The Brooder

    After a very poor hatch from some very expensive eggs I've ended up with just two Salmon Faverolle chicks. Anyone care to take a guess? They are about 13 days old now. TIA

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  2. BantamLover21

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    It is too young to tell their gender. Once they are feathered in more, though, we should be able to tell, since Salmon Faverolles cockerels and pullets are different colors.
     
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  3. Ashley80

    Ashley80 Out Of The Brooder

    I'll sit here and try to practice my patience for another couple of weeks :)
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I was able to tell my cockerels at 3 weeks when they tend to have black splotches around the shoulders and neck. Here is th US, I have had poor hatches too, even with my own. Much less than with my other breeds. Here are 2 of mine as chicks, then later:

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  6. Ashley80

    Ashley80 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks, I'll check out that thread.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

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    Yes, it is a little too young to tell gender. Post more photos when they are around 4 weeks old. However, if I was to guess at this age, I would say that at least the second bird is a pullet.
     
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  8. Ashley80

    Ashley80 Out Of The Brooder

    Still too early to call it I know, but we've just hit 3 weeks and I'm seeing some black in the pin feathers on the shoulders :-/

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  9. BantamLover21

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    Yes, it is still too young to tell for sure. However, I'm leaning towards both being pullets.
     
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  10. keesmom

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    Any leg feathers yet?
     

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