DS and I fell in love with bantam Salmon Favs at a big show several years ago, and while looking for them I found BYC, and Barnevelders, of which we bought 6. I finally found some Standard Salmon Faverolle eggs in August. 6 of 15 eggs hatched, by two banty broodies, one of whom had 2 others trying to take over her nest the first week.
One chick stopped growing at 5 days, but ran around with the others just fine; on day 10 he didn't wake up. At 2 weeks their colors began to look like 3 pullets, a roo, and a mystery (a lovely cinnamon but not clear roo or pullet).
The cockerel met with a sad end two nights ago when an older cockerel attacked him and excited the dog, who grabbed him for just a sec, and broke his poor neck. He died fast. We're still in shock. We've been offered a Bantam Salmon Fav roo.
Has anyone crossed LF and Bantam Favs? I will let him be with them but I don't plan to hatch their eggs 'til I hear back from y'all.
- Where did the time go???