sexing salmon faverolles--still confused (update)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cici_p, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked up a little faverolle chick from the feed store on Sunday, that had just been shipped in. Couldn't have been more than two days old. Last night I noticed that I could already see black feather coming in on its wings. It couldn't be more than 4-5 days old! Is it really possible to sex them this early, or should I wait a week before assuming it's a boy? (I am really hoping some lighter feather join in, he he).
    What do you faverolle breeders think???
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Don't know, but I'm guessing cockerel.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    You can tell what sex they are when they hit 2-3 weeks of age. They will start getting black chest and shoulder feathers.
     
  4. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read on feather site that you can sex them by what color their wing feathers come in at--but it said not until 2 weeks old. It seems kinda early, but I am curious. If it turns out to be cockeral, next time maybe I will wait to buy from the feed store until they have been there a few days, so I can pick out some girls. . .
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    That young, the girls can have black feathers on their wings too. My hens have some black at the tip of their wings. Two weeks is about right to really tell. In my last hatch, I thought I had all roos, because of the wings, but I got 4 hens! I guess I didn't pay attention before!LOL
     
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I would wait a bit before deciding. Generally hatchery quality Salmon Faverolle pullets will feather in with some black in their wings that they may or may not lose as the grow up. You'll know for sure when you see those pretty salmon feathers coming in.
     
  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Quote:Mine are not hatchery stock, and they have some black feathering, on the tip of the wings. My 5 day old chicks that I have from the eggs of a fellow BYCer have the same feathering.
    In the picture you can still see a touch of black on the tips of the wings on the hen on the left.

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  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Your rooster is gorgeous. Mine wasn't feathered nearly that well. My hens were the pretty ones. My bantams roosters looked nice like your large fowl guy though.
     
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  9. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Quote:Thank you!
    I would love to see a bantam roo!! I have never seen one! I love that rooster, he is so gentle. All his boys turn out nice too.
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Here is my Bantam Salmon Faverolle quad. Two boys and two girls.

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