Favaucana

Favaucanas are My Pet Chicken's exclusive new designer breed, a cross between Faverolles and Ameraucanas. Our head writer Lissa made this cross in her home flock, and got CEO Traci so hooked that Traci decided My Pet Chicken would breed them, too! Favaucanas are the Goldendoodles of the chicken world: They have the sweet disposition and beautiful plumage of the Faverolles, along with the lovely colored eggs and extra cold hardiness of the Ameraucanas. These beauties get the best of both worlds! Purebred Faverolles can often get bullied by other breeds in a mixed flock, but by contrast, Favaucanas fare much better in the pecking order, seemingly getting boost of self-confidence from their Ameraucana heritage. They have the excellent laying abilities from their Faverolles halves, too, and their sagey green eggs are just gorgeous! They're wonderful foragers. Plus, Favaucanas mature earlier and inherit the good winter laying capabilities of their Faverolles half. What's not to love?


Origins/History:

Class: Not recognized
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: (Unofficial) Lissa's Wheaten, Blue

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color: Sage Green
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

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

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Sweet, curious, chatty, friendly

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