Three Faverolle crosses...boys or girls? Who do you think mama is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BarkerChickens, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I am usually pretty good and sexing my chicks, but these 3 are toughy's...I'm not convinced 100%. These chicks are between 12 and 13 weeks old and hatched from my own flock (2 hatches 1 week apart)... dad is a salmon Faverolle, mama can be a EE, Buckeye, black JG, mottled Java, Delaware, BR, salmon Faverolle and Wellsummer. Please note that my birds are hatchery stock...not breeder quality. Any guesses on the mama for each?

    #1) This one I believe is a purebred salmon faverolle pullet. Am I right?
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    #2) This one at first glance looks like a purebred (albeit poor quality) salmon faverolle pullet, but something makes me think that it may be a mixed breed cockerel. [​IMG] A bit redder than the girl, but still awfully pink for a cockerel. The neck feathers are pointer than girls, but more rounded than boys. [​IMG]
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    #3) This one is larger than the others (he/she is 13 weeks old for certain, whereas the others are 12 weeks old). I have been thinking it is a cockerel because he/she has always been a big chicks since 2 weeks old plus he/she was pink very early (just never got red)! But, that comb is awfully pink (not red) and small and this bird is the sweetest, most docile chick of any of the babies! What makes it more difficult is that I believe the mama is one of my EEs, and I know that EEs aren't easy to sex either. [​IMG] With this personality (and given the dad and who I think mama is), this may be the sweetest roo we have ever had! This one has me confused! Oh...and their is some shine starting to show up in the neck feathers, though it is mild and necessarily indicative of a male at this point).
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    For comparison, here are the 2 boys from the hatch. DEFINITELY cockerels!!
    Nice baby roo: (Faverolle cross of some sort...he is all the same pattern throughout. Maybe Fav/EE if EE mama threw a straight comb gene)
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    Evil baby roo: (pure bred faverolle or faverolle/welsummer)
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  2. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    To me the obvious answer to who the mama is a EE....all of them look like EE...I don't have any myself but I've seen enough of them.
     
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im guessing #3 the mom is a Delaware it looks to be lighter in color and also seems to have that colombian balck feathering on the neck, the last one i would also guess that the mom is a welsummer, #1 looks to be a pure bred like you said, but #2 maybe an EE I was thinking purebred faverolle too but it seems to be missing the feathered legs.
     
  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you say that because of the muffs and beards on them, dont forget that Faverolles also have beards and muffs.
     
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:#2 has feather stubs, so I agree that the mom was likely clean legged. As for #3 having a Del mom, wouldn't that make a boy barred? Then again, if it is a girl...different story. Also, no black...all brown and white (just looks dark in the picture [​IMG]).
     
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Anyone have any thoughts on the gender?
     
  7. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Actually the muffs and beards are the last thing i was looking at I just meant in the way their faces look in ....I'm pretty new to the chicken stuff just thought that is what they looked like to me...
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:The first one looks like a purebred Faverolle (which look similar to EEs, but have distinct coloring, straight combs and white legs). But, the other ones could very well be EE mixes. [​IMG] I had 3 EE hens at the time with the Faverolle roo.
     
  9. Quote:All Girls I think.
     
  10. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:All Girls I think.

    Ooohhh!!! [​IMG] I like your answer!! I sure hope that all 3 are girls. [​IMG]
     

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