Loving this thread @Roada Red
! Your birds are beautiful! I've been considering Salmon Faverolles for a while, but worry that all that fluff will make them too uncomfortable in the desert heat here.
I knew you had Jersey Giants, but I don't think I've ever seen these photos before. They look HUGE! I've recently been considering this breed as well.
If you get the feeling that I covet a lot of breeds, you'd be right. If only I had about ten more acres and a much bigger budget.
So...my breeds. I have a lot of them. I started keeping chickens a little more than a year ago with the intention of having fresh eggs. Then I decided fresh meat should be part of the equation too. I began with hatchery Barred Rocks, Australorps and Silkies and still have most of them. (I culled the two Silkie cockerels). Then I added NN Turkens, which I really love, Bielefelders, White Rocks, EE, and what were supposed to be pure Dorkings but turned out to be Dorking-mixes, and what was supposed to be a pure Ameraucana but turned out to be a mix as well. Since then I've bred some barnyard mixes as well as maintained a line of pure NNs.
I'd love to keep a flock of pure Bielefelders but have found the breed to be too heat sensitive, so I'm trying to cross them to improve heat tolerance. Here are some of my pure Biels, hanging out with some of my NNs and WRs:
Thanks I was considering getting some of those but I have been leaning torward black jersey Giants and silkies