Pros: So sweet and cuddly, great layers of large brown eggs, beautiful and adorable.

Cons: None!

Faverolles are super-duper sweet birds. They are nice, calm, and tolerate confinement well. They are so mellow and laid back, and so beautiful and adorable. I always will have a Faverolle in my flock. The eggs from the hens are big and brown, and the roosters are very sweet.


Pros: Very Sweet, Gorgeous birds, cute fuzzy faces, low pecking order, hardy in cold once fully adult, slower moving/easier to catch

Cons: not very hardy as chicks or as "teens", smaller eggs, low pecking order

I absolutely adore Faverolles, they are such super sweet birds.  They are nice and calm and perfect for confinement.  They are not good at protecting themselves from predators, but I also don't think they are very destructive in the garden.


They are so mellow, and always so very beautiful and at the same time adorably cute with their fuzzy faces that I want to always have at least a few in my flock, though the ones I have had in the past laid a smallish egg.


As chicks and "teens" they are not very robust.  At those ages you have to watch them closely and maybe still expect to loose one. 


They are laid back and mellow enough, that I would like to try a rooster of this breed some day.


Pros: Gentle, social, great with children, sweet, personal appearance, good layer, weatherproof, great size.

Cons: No cons, just perfect breed!

I have one huge roo and six hens. Just perfect pack!

They are big but gentle, very social, cute, curious and chatty.

And as you can see - roosters are very handsome with their great beard!


Just love this breed! *


Pros: calm, docile, friendly,enjoyable,tame...could go on and on!

Cons: easily bullied.

my salmon faverolles is a little over 6 months, and she lays me an egg every day, she is so sweet and docile. i got her from murray mcmurray hatchery in 2-7-2015. i am so glad i got her, she is my tamest chicken breed. my faverolles is easily bullied by my other chickens but now that she is getting older she are not doing as much. 



p.s. her name is sally! :) 


Pros: Adorable, cuddly, curious, gets along with everyone (even the dog)

Cons: Not a single one that I've found yet

I wish I could put into words how much I love my Faverolle. We just got our first one (12 weeks old) and we are obsessed. Our chicken breeder would only part with one of them cause she uses them for showing, but boy am I happy she sold us this little girl. In hindsight I would've bought them all off of her, or fought harder for at least 2 lol. In the short time we've had her she's already gotten so comfortable with us, instantaneous bonding, unlike ANY of or other hens! She'll just sit on out shoulder for hours and nuzzle closer if she gets scared or needs something. She's pretty good at communicating with us. She doesn't seem afraid at all of our German shepherd. She actually seems to like his company. And she definitely spends more time with us humans than the rest of her flockmates, but when she is out and about she gets along with everyone. Definitely a little timid, but I think she respects the pecking order well and knows who to hang with and who to avoid.
So if you're the type of chicken owner that likes to spend time with your chickens I HIGHLY recommend faverolles. If you have a giant flock just used for eggs and meat and you don't care about the love and cuddles then they might not be the best because I think they're happier with you as opposed to being in a big mixed flock.


Pros: Very loving, sweet, and affectionate. Infinitely wants to be a part of things.

Cons: Loud, loud, loud, loves to talk. Hides her eggs like no tomorrow and will give strangers quite a lot of lip. Also quite dirty.

I've had my faverolles, Sora for 3 years now and she's full of personality. She's very loving but a little too humanly connected at times she will leave the group to wait at the front door for me to let her in and any strangers that enter the yard get a lot of talking from her, I'd say she's quite protective. Sora has also proven to be, not a leader, but quite bossy when she wants something. For example she will steal food from my hands if I don't give to her fast enough and she will fend our queen hen when she wants something. As I said she is LOUD she is always talking even when she's getting ready to sleep and she is quite filthy most of the time mainly her "beard" being that she gets food in it. Despite all this I'd still suggest this breed for those that can deal with a little sound because they are very affectionate and will love/appreciate you to no end. 




Pros: fairly consistent layer of small light eggs

Cons: LOUD, loner, socially awkward

My Salmon Faverolle doesn't seem to fit in well with my mixed flock of seven hens (two Australorps, two Brahmas, one Sussex, one Welsumer). She sometimes hangs out with them, but often stays near the coop by herself while the rest go foraging. She's super loud, sounding like I imagine a pterodactyl would sound, and doesn't seem to have the range of noises the other hens have.  She caws like a crow!


She's also kind of neurotic, not wanting to be handled. She sometimes runs away from people contact, and sometimes stands her ground but pecks at you if you get close. She's docile once picked up. It's hard to explain, but she just doesn't act like the other chickens, like maybe she's got a screw loose. It could definitely just be her and not Faverolles in general, since the only other one I had died at less than a week old.


She went broody for a couple of months at just about 1 year old, but now is laying fairly consistently even though most of the other girls have stopped (it's mid-November).  So we're grateful for her little eggs, but I don't think I'd get another Faverolle.


Pros: Quiet, Personable, Attractive, Cold Hardy

Cons: Poor Layer, Poor Broody, Dirty

Big, slow, and pretty, but not as stupid or shy as described. Our family has mixed feeling about this particular bird.


Social Features: (4/5)

Our hen is not pushy but not a pushover either. She is a middle of the road hen, dominating over our Ameraucanas but submitting to our Australorps.

She is not aggressive in the least and has a gentler peck when hand fed than our Australorps (who will eat your hand too). Of all our hens, she is the slowest and easiest to catch, making her a better choice for holding, though she doesn't enjoy it. However, unlike our other birds, she's a little less prone to kicking to get away. She's big too, so much more cuddly.

She's a curious bird, but a bit on the skittish side (having flown the coop out of a false sense of danger).


Egg Laying Features: (1/5)

Hands down our worst layer. She gets a single point for have large to jumbo eggs, but we rarely get to see them. She started laying very late (even after our cochin) and is a strange kind of broody. She will often rush to the nest box when we are collecting eggs or just sit in empty nest boxes. But she doesn't stay there with any consistency making her a poor choice for a brood mother. With her lazy style of brooding, she can't be broken of it and lays an egg once a week maybe. We don't know what to do about this bird.


Climate Features: (3/5)

More cold hardy than heat hardy, she does decently well in Utah. She had no problems with the cold temperatures and her shorter leg feathers meant less snowballs. However, in the summer, she pants all the time and is pretty unhappy (unless given grass to eat). Her large beard is prone to getting horrendously muddy and the feathers can curl back into her eyes.

She hasn't been sick or succumbed to heatstroke or frostbite, but there are definitely better birds for all climate weather.

She's a decent forager and given the chance she will graze on grass from dusk to dawn. This helps keep her feed intake down for her size, but she still eats quite a bit.


Afterthought: Probably a better table bird than a layer, sadly enough.


Pros: Really pretty with beard and muffs, incredibly amiable, good layer, good friend.

Cons: Can get bullied by other chooks for being too soft/amiable

I love my two faverolles muffin and waffle. They are so friendly and both eat out of my hands, which muffin gets so excited about that she now runs towards me when I approach the gate expecting to get some treats, she even stands at the fence when the gate is closed and watches me in the garden. Muffin also fell asleep in my arms when I picked her up (it's so cute when she snores).

I love my Faverolles sooooo much and couldn't do without them


Pros: Silly, calm when picked up, good layers

Cons: feet,beard,muff,etc get dirty

We got one randomly as a chick from the local feed store. Less than a year later she was killed in a raccoon attack. She was not a loner, she was in charge. She was very sweet and my brother absolutely loved her. So we got two more (pullets) when the feed store had them again. When their coloring came in one looked awful weird. While browsing a Cackle hatchery catalog I saw a picture of our chicken- and was confused. Then it dawned on me"That's the picture of a rooster silly. You have a rooster." So we have a rooster after being assured they were pullets. Oh well he's very sweet but we already have a rooster that I will be breeding for purebreds so the Favorolle and his mate will have to move into a different coop.

Otherwise a very awesome breed!

Faverolles are a dual purpose breed that originates in France. They were originally bred to be used as a utility fowl, but now they are mostly raised for exhibition. Faverolles were imported into England in 1886. Ancestors of this breed may include the Dorking and the Houdan. The name of this breed comes from the village of Faverolles in France. They are an Asiatic breed of fowl.

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeMedium
Egg ColorLight Brown
Breed TemperamentFriendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
Breed Colors/VarietiesThe most common colors are Salmon and White. They also come in Black, Cuckoo, Buff, Blue, Blue Salmon, Laced Blue, Ermine, Splash and Mahogany. Cocks are around 8 pounds, hens are around 6.5 pounds.
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose
Comb: Single
Broodiness: Seldom
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Light Brown

Breed Temperament:

Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile

Breed Colors / Varieties:

The most common colors are Salmon and White. They also come in Black, Cuckoo, Buff, Blue, Blue Salmon, Laced Blue, Ermine, Splash and Mahogany. Cocks are around 8 pounds, hens are around 6.5 pounds.

Breed Details:

The Faverolle breed is a calm, gentle breed. They are a very curious breed. I have read that Faverolles are fragile chicks, but in my experience this has not been the case. They have been very easy to hatch, brood, and raise. They lay around 160-180 eggs per year. They lay medium sized tinted or salmon colored eggs. They are an easy breed to keep and raise. All of the faverolles I have had, have been quiet birds. But I have heard from others that they can be very noisy.