Faverolles

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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.

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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.

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Pros: Docile, quiet, good foragers

Cons: Very shy, fifth toe creeps me out a little

Got four salmon Favarolles from a breeder friend of mine along with some Buckeyes.  Pretty pleased with them but compared to the Buckeyes the Favarolles were very spooky.  It made them very difficult to catch when I was planning to transport them.  Don't know what the cockerels are like because we ended up with 4/4 pullets.  Nice birds just shy which made them more difficult to connect with.  Will see in the spring how they are as layers. 

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Pros: very docile good egg layers and nice sized eggs

Cons: hard to keep clean

Some chickens just have a knack for being clean and some don't. Beards are very large and can be very wet.

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Pros: Gorgeous, docile, good with kids, good mothers!

Cons: Feathered feet can be a chore to keep clean.

Great al around birds. Roosters are good with kids which is a huge bonus. They lay fairly well and are great mothers! 

 

They are also very pretty! 

 

I would recommend them! big_smile.png

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Pros: Good temperament, laid-back

Cons: Can get picked on, may be hard to keep feathered legs clean

Our Salmon girl is one of my favorites. I find the muff on her face to be so endearing. She's had a little trouble in our flock as she was one of the younger ones and got her chest and feathers pulled out some when they were in the brooder. Now that they are living outside she is faring better. She doesn't pick on the others but she is better able to escape them if someone wants to pick on her. I think I would always have some Faverolles in my flock in the future. Great bird!

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Pros: Docile, lays large white eggs, large & cute

Cons: (Large, half con and half pro)

My Faverolles hen, Sally, has lots of pros.

 

Firstly, she is kind and docile. She lets me come near unlike other chooks

I have and have had and I pick her up and she's not very worried.. at all!

Her personality is calm and easygoing all the time.

 

Well, this is my third day I have had her. She hasn't laid any eggs yet

because she is adjusting to the new environment. But the previous

owner says she lays large white eggs, so I cannot wait to cook

one! smile.png Also, the egg rate is good, about four a week 

I think? Well, that's not too bad. 

 

She is not a bantam, this girl is purebred and standard size. She is

sometimes heavy to hold, but I am not really worried about that.

The good thing is that she's a standard, so that means she will

lay large, white eggs. So this is half and half.

 

And one more extra pro, a Faverolles is cute. :)

 

So, Faverolles is highly recommended for show and eggs. Might

be too heavy for handling for little kids, but worth breeding and

keeping! wink.png

 

 

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Pros: gentle, good foragers, broody both eggs and chicks

Cons: smaller eggs, noisy(only if you have neighbors)

I have enjoyed my chickens.  We brought home three hens last summer and two are still with us.  One died due to the extreme heat and drought.  Before she died we named her Big Momma because we also brought home some young chicks.  She kept the chicks with her and protected them.  Not all hens will actually raise chicks, so it is something to consider.  They will also become egg broody but it is pretty ease to get them off the brood. 

 

During the spring, summer and most of the fall they were solid layers of medium sized eggs.  They showed the ability to fly over four feet fences.  They are great foragers and if they can find enough forage they will consume less feed. 

 

Their personalities are enjoyable.  They will talk at you when they want something from you.  They can become quite loud.  Some of their sounds though are quite musical and soft.  We don't have to worry about the noise but others might.  We did keep them in a suburban setting for most of the summer before we moved out to the country.  They did jump the fences as they are very curious birds. 

 

I will probably add more to my flock but there are a number of other breeds I would like to have and see if I like them better. 

 

 

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Pros: Docile nature, quieter roos, chicks dance for mealworms

Cons: We have sunny natured Ameraucanas with them - no cons so far

First ever chicken owners - picked 10 Ameraucana hens and 11 Fav hens, 1 Fav Roo (the 11th hen was intended to be a freely added roo, she's all hen, and 5 fancy banties from McMurray. I wanted lower noise for the neighbors (wanted a roo) and Fav roos are often reviewed that way. The Ameraucanas are loving, concerned and fun. The Fav hens seem to live in a clique except for a few, they look so much alike that I can only be sure who a few are!  A couple hens are definately the dominant ones over all, they peck feathers off passersbys to gobble them up, but they're not mean about it - just looks like candy to them, but the Fav hens can be the mean girls out of all of mine. The Amera's hens are more - live and let live - attitude and will stay away from those select few Fav hens.

 

Winston was a gentle giant - died 5 days ago at an avian vet (that's how much I thought of him). They told me he had a fleshy congenital growth in his trachea and it was cutting off his O2 as it grew. They chose to save him - cut out the affected area of the trachea and reconnect it - they were doing it for free because he "is so beautiful, a gentleman, and he deseves to go back to his hens". I had hoped that he had something stuck in his windpipe that they could remove. He died prepping for surgery.

I have 1 porcelaine d' uccle roo who is supervisor under Winston and comes up with overbearing behaviors - one look from Win and he pads off across the run. Win was charming to the hens - he favored the wee banty hens with protection and ruled the roost by his presence. Should have called him "The Duke".

 

I was looking for another Fav roo yesterday online, afraid to let Sonic have his way for too long - but, I think we can wait a bit. You can tell I'm a 1st time suburban flock owner - we're often romantic about our chicks I think. My husband knows a farm owner he works with and he called the other night to offer me a roo and I had to say no. Fav roos are great. Of course he gave me the talk about - 'You know, Mary, they're just chickens" and "we do things differently up here in New Hampshire". I knew where he was going to go before I got on the phone. He probably pictures me sitting in the back yard, surrounded by my perfectly picked out flock with 2 on my lap, feeding fresh-baked cornbread - how ridiculous!

 

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Pros: Wonderful, friendly, talkers. Will always have faverolles in my flock.

Cons: Usually at the bottom of the pecking order.

My first roo and hen were Faverolles. My SF roo, Ralphie, died last spring, shortly after his mate, Pretty, did;  but I have some his offspring that are a SF/Ameraucauna cross...wonderful birds. I also have a friend that gave me a pair of faverolle hens (one's a SF Ameraucauna cross to go with the rest of my mixed flock). I can't say enough good things about the breed. Am definitely looking into ordering some SF chicks next spring!

Faverolles
Description:

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.

Details:
DetailValue
Breed PurposeDual Purpose
CombSingle
BroodinessSeldom
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
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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.

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