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Salmon Favorelle


Pros: Sweet, gentle personality, fluffy beards and muffs, 5 feathered toes, decent layers of light pink eggs, good mothers, the list goes on!

Cons: My con is from my breeder only, and that was that she was poorly bred (at least to the SOP), otherwise an angel!

I currently only have one Salmon Faverolle, (a pullet named Fritzle). I had another one as a chick, but sadly she died of phnemonia, and she was going to be so gorgeous!



In terms of a good quality Salmon Faverolles she has split wing, too much black for a girl, and her tail is a little underdeveloped (plus she just loves to step in everyone's poop!). But most Salmon Faverolles girls lose their  black coloring, thicken up, their tails grown in, and they become cute fluffy, lovable, pet chickens.

Although she will never be a high standard show quality bird she has an awesome personality (like any well handled bird of this breed should). She's very gentle with me, and with the other birds. She is quite the loud mouth, and has a deeper duck like voice, but she's such a character! (She does have trouble seeing sometimes, which although a bit sad, is still cute when she can't find the treat right away) :D

A HUGE bonus is their fluffy beard and muffs, giving them the cutest, fluffiest face ever! The 5 feathered toes are also very intriguing, although maybe not to everyone.


Beginners, or anyone looking for a nice, cute chicken that their kid can handle should totally get at least one of these guys, even the boys are super sweet!



Pros: docile, calm, good layer even during the winter

Cons: loud, I mean one gets going, they all get going!

I have four salmon faverolles. I wanted golden sexlinks but ended  up getting this breed by accident and I am happy it happened! They are so sweet. Skiddish at times. Two have gone broody and they went broody under a year old. One even hatched a batch of chicks at 9 months old for me. She was so broody, I had to make her get off the nest to eat and drink and dust bathe. But she did great for the hatch and took care of them well, they all ended up bring roosters (go figure) so I did not keep any of them. I would recommend this breed to anyone. They are great layers. It is spring now and each hen lays 4 to 5 eggs a week! That's great. I would get more, but I want to have different breeds and can only have 8 total. So I will always have this breed in my flock.


Pros: Large, beautiful, very friendly, great egg layers

Cons: Slightly aggressive roo

These are very winter hardy, friendly, good egg laying birds. My rooster is a little testy with me and he has gone after my daughter, has not hurt her, but scares her a bit. Overall fantastic birds, one of my favorites. They were also gorgeous juveniles!


Pros: Beautiful, beards and muffs, feathered legs, friendly, dependable layers

Cons: They can be rather loud.

Salmon Faverolles are my favorite chicken. I have four hens and a rooster. They are very tame and friendly, and they look so cute with their beards and muffs, feathered legs and five toes. The rooster takes good care of his flock of 4 Ameraucanas, 2 Wyandottes and 3 Cochins as well as the Salmon Faverolles, without being a bully. The hens lay pretty pink eggs even during winter. I love them!


Pros: Good layers

I love my favorelle. He is sweet, and always comes up to me. This breed is a very friendly and a pretty good egg layers. They are a dual purpose breed, leaning more towards the heavier side.



 My rooster "Babe"



Pros: Very cute, funny, docile, and curious. Make excellent mothers if given the chance.

Cons: Can get out of line with older birds and likes to get out of line with the pecking order.

Hello. I have one salmon Favorelle, and I love her to death! She is my favorite chicken breed ever! I got her as a day old chick along with two others. She used to be the lowest one in the pecking order, from even my two year old hens, but now she's passed her siblings and is even starting to pick on the older ones even though she never hurts anyone.
She is so funny, she loves to come up to me (especially when I'm making loud sounds) and she loves to chase my dogs!!! She is also very cute and her breed makes good show birds and Mama hens. Mine has gone broody once, but she is only 6 months old so I'm going to wait until she's a bit older until I let her hatch eggs.
Here she is. Here name is Peaches

I highly recommend these for anyone that wants to have a fun, very curious, and very docile chicken! I will be getting another one along with 16 other chicks in late February/early March. I'm very excited!


Pros: Social, good egg layers, great foragers

Cons: Noisy, broody, and prone to foot issues

Our two Salmon Faverolles have been a bit of a disappointment.  They both have been broody several times this spring and summer, and for long stretches of time.  When we got them last year from Ideal Poultry we were excited to have a social and friendly pair.  They are really not very social.  As chicks only one of them was interested in us but as she matured she became as aloof as her sister.  Their feet look kind of mangled and gnarly which is terribly unattractive for such a fancy looking bird.  They do forage really well, and are not picky eaters.  Both are low on the pecking order and are quite noisy when they lay an egg.  They will sqwauk for hours before they settle into a nesting box, and then make a huge racket after they lay.  Sometimes they get each other and several of our other chickens going, too.  


If I had it to do over, I would choose another breed, simply because we live in a neighborhood where the houses are kind of close and I worry that they will get the neighbors upset with all the racket. 

Salmon Favorelle

They're wonderfully odd-looking, with muffs, a beard, feathered feet and five toes. Salmon Faverolles are the most commonly available variety. Hens are beautiful, with snowy breasts and fluffy white faces: their backs are a lovely honeyed salmon color with white lacing. Roosters are huge and magnificent, parading around with a virtual rainbow of colors: iridescent black where the hens are white, burnished with bronze on their backs and wings, while their hackles and saddles the color of pale straw. Faverolles roosters are particularly calm and dignified, and make great roosters for the home flock since they are not as aggressive as some others. The hens lay medium-sized light brown or creamy eggs in prolific numbers, and they are good winter layers, too. They are shy and sweet-natured, but so docile that they tend to find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order in a mixed flock.

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeMedium
Egg ColorCream
Breed TemperamentDocile, funny, curious
Breed Colors/VarietiesSalmon, Blue
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
APA/ABA ClassFeather Legged
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

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Breed Purpose: Dual purpose

Comb: Single

Broodiness: Average

Climate Tolerance: All climates


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