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: 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! *

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Pros: Friendly, quirky, beautiful, sweet personality, good cold weather layer

Cons: Beard/muff/feet can get dirty/wet

I absolutely love this breed!! I have had over 15 breeds to date and these are at the top of my list!!! (Orpingtons, Cochins, and Easter Eggers are all a close 2nd)

 

I started out with one hatchery Faverolles, and have continued to add to my flock. I am considering breeding these come spring.

 

Note: There is a major difference in personality, coloring, laying, etc between standard hatchery stock and breeder/show quality stock (more so than other breeds of chickens)

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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. 

 

 

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
APA/ABA Class
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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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