Other common names: Salmon Faverolles
Faverolles Chickens are a breed developed in the mid-1800's in the Eure-et-Loir region of France. According to the Faverolles Fanciers of America, "The Faverolles fowl was evolved without any definite seeking on the part of breeders to establish a new type. They had in view the production of good table chickens and layers of winter eggs. The hens are prolific layers, especially in winter, of medium-sized eggs, and are excellent sitters and mothers."
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Mahogany, Salmon, Splash
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental
Bantam: 32-34 oz
Largefowl: 6.5 - 8 lbs
Personality: A very docile and sweet breed, the Salmon Faverolle makes an excellent pet, backyard layer, or dual-purpose farm bird.
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Light Brown
Egg size: Extra Large
What else you should know:
Feather footed breeds often fall victim to scaly mites. Check your Faverolles once a month to make sure their legs are smooth, and healthy. If you notice scaly mites rub oil on their legs to suffocate the mites, and hydrate the scales.
If left to walk in snow, feather footed breeds can develop ice balls on their toes. It is important to remove these ice balls daily, or frostbite can occur.
large chickens, quiet breed, dual purpose attributes, lovely temperament, good egg layers
docile bird, pecking order
common salmon, unusual looking chook, homestead qualities, wonderful foragers
Faverolls for all
We have owned and bred many Faverolles over many years. This year (2009) we bred 550 Salmon and Blue Salmon Large Faverolles. We feel that Faverolles are one of the best breeds due to their unique appearance, their quiet nature, their hardiness and their dual purpose attributes. We show our Faverolles at select shows, and have had a good success rate. The Faverolles is a very good meat fowl for a pure-bred bird, and a great breed to own if you are going to eat your culls/excess roosters. Their egg production is fair to reasonable, with one strain that we have here producing on average 6 eggs per week per pullet. They lay a large tinted egg, up to 65g, by the end of their first laying season. We incubate our eggs, but if left to go clucky, Favs make very good mothers. There are many colours of Faverolles in Australia now, which makes them appealing to many people, although we prefer the standard Salmon.
From Redline Stud Mar 14 2010 6:43PM
The first breed of chicken I have ever owned are the Salmon Faverolles. I purchased them on mypetchicken.com because they were the only site I found that did not require me to purchase 25 chicks at one time. I have read negative remarks stating that this company is endangering its chicks by shipping so few at a time, but this is the only company I from whom I have ordered chicks where I have received all of my chicks alive so they must be doing something right.
I chose the Faverolle breed because I was looking for a cold hardy breed with a good disposition and I have to say I am very pleased with this breed. Faverolles are considered a dual-purpose bird, but they are on the smallish side and their eggs are medium in size. They are very mild in temperament, very cold hardy, and good foragers. The hens tend not to go broody, so if you would like to hatch your own chicks, you'll need a broody breed (like the Silkie) or an incubator. The roosters are absolutely stunning, but all of the ones I've had have been aggressive.
Faverolles are on the Threatened list on the American Livestock Conservancy site. Please consider raising a flock of these birds to help the breed live on..
From naturegirl Mar 8 2015 11:25PM
Just a couple of Faverolles
I always thought these birds where pretty. I've heard so many possitive things about them, that I ordered about ten chicks from a private breeder whom claimed to have exhibition stock.
All my birds where underweight, and not particuarly impressive in any manner outside of their appearance. Everyone said these birds where super nice, but I found them to be rather typical in temperament for dual-purpose fowl, and the roosters where jerks. I can't deny that their coloration, fluffy feet, and beards where cute. But, they wheren't cute enough to prevent me from eating them..
From RhodeRunner Aug 25 2015 2:58PM