Average User Rating:
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    The most common colors are Salmon and White. They also come in Black, Cuckoo, Buff, Blue, Blue Salmon, Laced Blue, Ermine, Splash and Mahogany. Cocks are around 8 pounds, hens are around 6.5 pounds.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    Faverolles are a dual purpose breed that originates in France. They were originally bred to be used as a utility fowl, but now they are mostly raised for exhibition. Faverolles were imported into England in 1886. Ancestors of this breed may include the Dorking and the Houdan. The name of this breed comes from the village of Faverolles in France. They are an Asiatic breed of fowl.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb: Single
    Broodiness: Seldom
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size: Medium
    Egg Color: Light Brown

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    The most common colors are Salmon and White. They also come in Black, Cuckoo, Buff, Blue, Blue Salmon, Laced Blue, Ermine, Splash and Mahogany. Cocks are around 8 pounds, hens are around 6.5 pounds.
    Breed Details:
    The Faverolle breed is a calm, gentle breed. They are a very curious breed. I have read that Faverolles are fragile chicks, but in my experience this has not been the case. They have been very easy to hatch, brood, and raise. They lay around 160-180 eggs per year. They lay medium sized tinted or salmon colored eggs. They are an easy breed to keep and raise. All of the faverolles I have had, have been quiet birds. But I have heard from others that they can be very noisy.






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Recent User Reviews

  1. chickenluvin
    Pros - Beautiful, quirky, friendly, curious, entertaining... they make me laugh!
    Cons - More of a medium egg size if that's important...
    I did a lot of research to make sure I got compatible, easy going, friendly breeds because I love to interact with my chickens a lot. I currently have 4 Faverolles along with 4 Buff Orpingtons & 5 bantam Cochins. Very compatible together, allowing the Faverolles not to be necessarily at the bottom of the pecking order. I just love these girls!! They follow me around, are very curious & love to chat up a storm with you. They love to undo my shoe laces, preen my hair & are usually the 1st to greet me with their chatty excitement. They are eye candy & a lot of fun with unique, quirky personalities that never fail to make me smile. Mine lay lots of medium eggs, but I don't mind the egg size at all because I enjoy these girls so much. I found that my girls got more personable as they matured. I used to have a Faverolles roo & he was so easy going... not an ounce of mean in him.
    It depends on what you are looking for in a chicken, but personally I would highly recommend this breed & will never be without them!!
  2. jwyles
    "Happy with mine!"
    Pros - Early layer, very pretty, friendly, consistent layer.
    Cons - Very small eggs.
    My salmon faverolle started laying at around 5 months and rarely misses a day. She does; however, lay very small eggs- comparable in size to my bantam Cochin eggs. I don't find mine particularly vulnerable to bullying, but she's not the head hen either. But I've definitely seen her stand up for herself more than once. The most notable thing about her would be her comical goofball personality. She's so funny to watch. I would definitely have more faverolles given the opportunity and recommend them. (Full disclosure- I have very limited experience-1 young pullet! But she's been a joy!)
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  3. Chichero
    "Sweet Birds"
    Pros - friendly, non aggressive, non destructive.
    Cons - Non foraging, easy prey for predators, very Small bantam size eggs.
    beautiful birds. Best kept in a coop by themselves since they are very timid and easily bullied. They don't forage well and numerous times were rescued by the calls of my other birds when predators were around. they just don't pay any attention to their surroundings.
    Hens are very talkative and loud. Love them but I will not be getting anymore. Eggs are tiny and only 2-3 week. Photo of brown Faverolles egg next to a Serama Silkie mix egg.
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  1. Miss Lydia
    I love my 5 SF's they really are talkative and even now that they are 21 weeks old still a few will get in my lap and I can pet them. No eggs yet. I really do love this breed.
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  2. The Angry Hen
    Hi! Truly wonderful little birds! Quite the talkative kind too. I have three Salmon and they'll just walk up to me everyday with a rant. It's not until I stretch out my arm for them to perch upon that they softly coo without the havoc. They are very broody... Some folks say it's because they are hatchery quality. Personally I like broody hens, I overall think of the breed is my top three favorite. And I'm not a bit fan of choosing one as any and naming it favorite. There's a quote I once read that explained how you can't just choose a singular object and call it your favorite. Which is true. 'When we try to choose one thing by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.' ~John Muir. I think that's how it goes. But back on subject, I'd recommend and continue to suggest these little birds. They remind me fully of parrots. Granted I've never owned a parrot... But I feel like I could say I have three!! They sure are precious chicks. Too cute to watch run around! Thanks for reading. Good luck with yours. Have a nice day and God bless. Regards, Angry Hen
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  3. Abriana
    I love Faverolles! I don't have any, but i would love to have some. I think they are so cute with that beard and muff.
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  4. Miss Lydia
    I am getting my 4 shipped this coming Monday all females hoping for a good egg layer but not high production that lays out in a few years. I like to keep my hens around. These looked like the perfect breed.
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  5. Eggscoozme
    That's so encouraging to hear, because I was reading the negative comments (after I placed my order) and wondered if I made a mistake. I am surprised to read they are loud. I just bought 4 Roos & 21 Hens from MM! Yikes! I'm not into hens that make a lot of noise - one reason I sold my Australorps. The Favs muffs/beards, though, could make up for the noise level! My Blue Easter Egger from MPC can be LOUD, but the ADORABLE muffs and BEAUTIFUL Olive Eggs means she's a keeper (and I think she knows it!)
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  6. Jewelwing
    Thank you.
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  7. Outpost JWB
    So sorry for your loss.
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  8. Jewelwing
    It's not that she didn't want to be caught, hellbender. Of course that doesn't make a chicken neurotic. As I said, it was hard to explain. I've had many other chickens (of many different breeds), and Sally just didn't act chicken-like. She was just really weird. She hardly ever wanted to hang with the rest of the flock, although she fit in quite well when everyone came together in the evenings. She would go off in her own direction while foraging, and was a strange mix of friendly but unfriendly, really like she had a screw loose. And that horrible, persistent squawk (except when she was out freeranging)!

    But she laid eggs pretty consistently, and was an excellent foster mom when I got a new batch of chicks, who she adopted when they were already four weeks old! In fact, three of my hens (Sally, a Speckled Sussex, and an Austrolorp) shared mothering those chicks, which was a very cool and unexpected bit of chicken behavior to watch.

    She's gone now, a victim of two neighbor dogs running loose that killed half my flock a month ago (including four of my seven 9-month old pullets from the batch that Sally helped raise). :(
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  9. hellbender
    When a chicken has been fondled/fingered by a person, they are nature-bound to preen and re-oil their feathers. I'm not sure a hen that want's to avoid the extra work is classically 'neurotic'.
  10. Star2014
    Yes but I don't know what else to do it is either that or give him away and he is so nice I feel like isolation would kill him. He needs his friends. She will be moved once she's gone broody with her eggs. I'm starting to run out of options... No way am I eating him, I don't want to give him away because he is too nice for a rooster. Oh well where there's a will there's a way. Supposedly.
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