No problem about not answering my question.
I got my 3 (4) Faverolles from a local feed store that is now closed down.. She got them Through McMurrary Hatchery. They were just about the sweetest chickens we ever had, beside the 2 out of 3, Sussex hens and 1 Easter Egger.. But just be careful if you have other breeds, as Faverolles will be on the bottom of the pecking order, depending on What other breeds you have.
Our Very 1st Faverolles, Frenchie, was the only Faverolles in a flock of 1 RIR, 2 Australorp, 1 Wht Rock, 1 Orpington, 1 Wynadotte, 2 Sexlinks, few Cross breds and 1 Big Orpington Rooster.. The only 'friend' she had was occasionally the Orpington hen was nice to her. And she was becoming really ant-social do to being picked on. She tended to stay in the back ground. So, we found Frenchie a new home who had a couple of other Faverolles.
Then we got 3 more Pullets (1 had a sex change and became Louie). We put Everyone in with our Belgian d' Anver Banties, and they did really good in there. Louie did get a bit of an attitude when he was about 5/6 mths, But Louie could've just be a "Bad Egg" as he was the only Faverolles Rooster we ever had. So dont know true Faverolles Rooster temperament. But the 2 hens Bossy & Mahogany, were pretty friendly... Bossy didnt like being picked up though, but she LOVED!! to groom your hair..:)).. She would keep walking around you until you sat down to let her groom your hair.:). They did seem to lay pretty good, however their eggs were about the same size as the Banties. Because Of this, we opt to get rid of Bossy & Mahogany as we breeding the Banties.
BTW I totally forgot about Our Banties. So IF anyone is wants a Super Nice, Sweet Tempered Bantam. The Belgian d' Anver (aka Antwerp or Breaded Belgian) is It. The Hens Are really good layers, Very Good Brooders, (would even brood together) and even more so Awesome Moms, They WOULD form coalition when raising up the chicks. All mothers would take care of all the chicks in the group.. Most of the Roosters are just as friendly. They are also "meaty" so make pretty good Dual Purpose Birds as well. Plus Fertility rate was High.. Hens would almost always have 100% hatch rate..(and chick always seem to come out 50/50).. However, when I tried w/the incubator.. my hatch rate was almost Nil.. and at that time I had 4yrs experience incubating eggs..
And Yes I understand the not wanting 15 chicks.. That why I ended up getting rid of my Banties.. When we 1st got the chicks, I bought 8 chicks, form the local Pet Store. We ended up w/4 pullets and 4 Cockerels.. obviously we kept the 4 pullets and the Best Cockerel. But the Pet store never ordered anymore Banties chicks in the following couple of yrs. The only way they would order any banties in was if I ordered 30 chicks.. So after not being able to get 'fresh blood" in, we sold them all..
This is also my Dilemma as well.. I dont want 25+ chicks.. and then on top of that, there is "Shipping".. However, I am thinking that maybe we will just go with Faverollers or even Banties again, as I know What their personality is like AND I know they are Cold Hardy.. Or maybe even Sussex again.. UUHHGG Decisions, Decisions, Decisions..