Salmon Created by jimnjay
Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:
Faverolles are packed with personality, beautiful to look at and wonderful layers in all seasons. The roosters are consistently gentle and well mannered not only to the hen but to people as well. The hens are laid back as well and they accept newcomers with ease. If one is looking for showy gentle chickens this is the breed to have. The are excellent layers in cold weather and while they go broody occasionally they are not obsessive about it like the Silkie or Cochin breeds The Faverolles are a French breed, and considered in the continental classification. The breed was developed in the 1850s of composite blood from the Houdon, Brahma, Crêve-Cour and Dorking, which were common fowl of the area. Some references have also been made to the CouCoo and Cochin being used as well. The Faverolles were used as a utility breed known for their excellent table qualities and superior egg laying during winter months. Today they are regarded as a show fowl and are rare in the United States. They are said to be the Peacock of the poultry world for their contrasting color between the sexes and the brilliance of color in the male birds. he Faverolle comes in several color varieties with Salmon being the most recognizable. They are also found in White, Blue, Black and Blue Salmon. The Salmon Faverolle are yet another heritage breed that is listed as critical on the American Livestock Breed Conservancy endangered list.
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