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: 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.

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

Cons: is not frightend easy by birds or dogs which COULD be good but if a hawk swoops she wont run. easily bullied.

my salmon faverolles is almost 3 months old so i cant say anything about her egg laying rate, she is the friendliest chicken i have ever owned! but she is easily bullied by the others.

 

 

p.s. her name is sally! :)

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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. 

 

 

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Pros: Sweet, calm, affectionate

Cons: social outcast

I had one for a short time with my mixed flock. She was super sweet with me and mothered three orphaned ducklings I had. She followed them everywhere and looked out for them. However, they "walked all over" her. If they wanted to go somewhere she had to follow or be left behind. She was constantly pushed away from the rest of the hens and the main rooster harassed her whenever she was within sight. She kept a minimum of 15 feet between herself the flock. In a flock of like-minded favorelles I am sure she would have flurished, but in a flock with more dominant breeds she never really found her place.

 

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Pros: Sweet, comical, lays fair, grear brooder

Cons: Loud, oblivious to their surroundings, dirty

Faverolles are my favorite breed, I have an entire coop just for my Faverolles flock, but they have one big con. They are dumb, if left in a flock of mixed chickens where they are the only Faverolles they get really shy and become a loner. Make sure they have a buddy or. You will have problems and don't let them free range they will try to befriend any creature they find. They do make great pets and can become affectionate towards people and are great with kids. If they try to run they often end up hopping along instead which is great fun to watch. They tend to get muddy in wet conditions but so do most fluffy breeds. If you are thinking about getting them do it just make sure you have at least two of them!

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Pros: We have two and they're hilarious to watch and interact with.

Cons: I think they're especially dumb.

The favs really love to be with the people. When my husband was working on their coop 'Babs' liked to stand next to him and watch rather than free range, and then when it was bedtime she hopped up next to him and turned her back to go to sleep. We often find her standing in a corner when she's ranging, seemingly unable to figure out where to go. I think they're happiest pecking around and at my feet. The tufts probably make it tough for them to be efficient free range eaters but they try.They're low on the pecking order with our mixed flock (orpies, dominique, barred rock, speckled sussex, barnvelder, cochin, brahma, wyandotts, and easter egger) but for the most part they just freeze with head down if someone is grouchy and the other ladies leave them alone.

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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)

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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