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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Hi, Does anyone know what sex my five week Faverolle chicks are? I don't seem to be able to post a photo that's small enough so I'm going to paste the link to the album instead. There are also two Hamburg chicks, also five weeks old.
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DISCLAIMER: I have never had Favs or Hamburgs.


White Hamburg is a cockerel. Very confident on that.
Gold pencilled Hamburg, possibly a cockerel, but not sure.
The two Favs, one of each (First photo with them together.) or two pullets (Individual photos.), but again not sure.





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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:03 am 
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If they are salmon favs, then they are both girls going by the salmon breast. However, I dont think they are favs or at least pure favs. They have willow coloured legs, they should be white, there is an absence of beard which they should have at that age and the colouring (barring) in the main body should be almost wheaten colouring.

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I don't seem to be able to post a photo that's small enough so I'm going to paste the link to the album instead.

They are nice clear photos. :thumbs:

If you would like to use BYP's Gallery and need help with resizing, this link may assist: How to RESIZE PHOTOS for the GALLERY.

Technical Helpline is where most Gallery-related tips are to be found. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:26 am 
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Not Salmon. Do You know what colour they were meant to be?

Agree, lack of muffling and minimal foot feather made me wonder. I sometimes see this on the bantams, though I don't know if this is an issue with the large? (unless this is either a crossbred or these are a colour 'work in progress').

I am no help on the sex though - sorry.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Nothing Faverolles about those chicks except for the 5 toes and that alone dose not make them Faverolles as Dorking, Houden, Sultan,and Silkies also have 5 toes.
This page which I got to while searching for blue Araucana pictures shows some chicks of very similar colouring, but hey lots of different ways to get the same result in cross breds, so no idea what cross they are!
http://www.ultimatefowl.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1568

Sex wise my vote is two pullets followed by two cockerels

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I spoke to the friend who gave me the eggs and she thinks her Leghorn rooster must have somehow visited the locked up Faverolles, hence the lack of fluff around the face and unusual colouring/lack of leg feathering. They have changed colour since those photos and one now has a pale head whilst the other has a dark head - both very pretty and I think at this stage they're probably both female but most likely cross-bred.


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