Other common names: Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken
The Fayoumi is a breed of chicken originating in Egypt. The Fayoumi Chicken is a very old breed in its native region, and are named for the Faiyum Governorate southwest of Cairo and west of the Nile. They have been present in the West since at least the 1940s, when they were imported from Egypt by an Iowa State University Dean of Agriculture. However, they are not officially recognized for exhibition by the American Poultry Association (APA), and are not included in the Standard of Perfection.
Varieties (Single Comb): Silver Penciled
Weight: 3.5 - 4. 5 lbs
Personality: Flighty, but non aggressive. Males tend to tolerate other roosters.
Broody: Occasionally, hens tend to wait until they are two to three years of age.
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Medium
Pretty good chicken
We live in a small town in Wisconsin, where having chickens running free in your yard is the "norm." Out of our five chickens, the Feyoumi is the only one we know the breed. She is a skinny little hen, and to our knowledge, has yet to lay her first egg. She is a great forager, and does well in the abundant garden that is our yard. She is the only chicken who doesn't wander off our property on a regular basis, which is perhaps a side affect of her timid personality.
PROS- Great forager
Gets along with other chickens
Has not laid yet
Altogether a pretty good chicken. Will update with first egg....
From oliviajordan Jun 21 2014 9:15PM