Faverolles

Faverolles are one of our favorite chicken breeds. They're wonderfully odd-looking, with muffs, a beard, feathered feet and five toes. Salmon Faverolles are the most commonly available variety. Hens are beautiful, with snowy breasts and fluffy white faces: their backs are a lovely honeyed salmon color with white lacing. Roosters are huge and magnificent, parading around with a virtual rainbow of colors: iridescent black where the hens are white, burnished with bronze on their backs and wings, while their hackles and saddles the color of pale straw. Faverolles roosters are particularly calm and dignified, and make great roosters for the home flock since they are not as aggressive as some others. The hens lay medium-sized light brown or creamy eggs in prolific numbers, and they are good winter layers, too. They are shy and sweet-natured, but so docile that they tend to find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order in a mixed flock.

Salmon Faverolle Hen

Origins/History:

Class: Continental (French)
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Heavy (7-8 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: White, Salmon, Mahogany

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color: Light Brown
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: Yes
Number of Toes: 5

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Quirky; loner; submissive

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