Weird Salmon Faverolle coloring? New pics...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NellaBean, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I have two pullets (?) that were hatched out from Salmon Faverolle eggs I bought. It was a bad hatch, lots of problems, etc etc.

    I ended up with one girl who looks normal, and another with very strange coloring. She is a darker brown color with darkly striped feathers on her head, brown tips on all chest feathers, and some black feathering in her "beard".


    Sorry the pics are so bad....she is less than cooperative. Obviously she is with 2 RIR pullets and 1 normal Salmon Fav.


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    The coloring appears completely wrong but is actually quite pretty. Especially the darkly striped feathers on her head/neck.

    Is this just a poor quality and poorly colored Salmon Fav? Or are there other varieties that I don't know about?
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Someone else posted some faverolles this colour recently. Your bird looks to have mahogany & possibly melanising gene.
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
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    I have 2 Salmon Faverolles, one is light and the other is darker like yours. Mine was much darker when it was younger, now it is getting a few lighter feathers in it. I am sort of glad, cause I can tell them apart lol. They are 5 1/2 months old.

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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009
  4. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
  5. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Updated pictures of the "weird" Fav.

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    What a weird looking bird. [​IMG]
     
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    She looks like my Faverolle!
     
  7. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is lighter than mine but still looks Faverolle. She is pretty.
     
  8. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I just can't get over how strange this coloring is!


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    Here she is standing behind a "normal" salmon fav (with 2 RIR girls in front, of course)

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  9. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a little odd she almost looks like my EE her mom was a fav and her dad was an EE........ she looks similar but almost idenical to her in the very first pic you posted w/o the foot feathers
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    That is a very poor example of a Faverolle by any means. Not even close to be a mahogany either!

    I would not use her for breeding but she is pretty as colorwise and cute!
     

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