Fayoumi Chicken

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Other common names: Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken

The basics:
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.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Silver Penciled
Uses: Eggs
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

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