Salmon Favorelle

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  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
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    All Climates
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    Breed Temperament:
    Docile, funny, curious
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Salmon, Blue
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    APA/ABA Class:
    Feather Legged
    They're wonderfully odd-looking, with muffs, a beard, feathered feet and five toes. Salmon Faverolles are the most commonly available variety. Hens are beautiful, with snowy breasts and fluffy white faces: their backs are a lovely honeyed salmon color with white lacing. Roosters are huge and magnificent, parading around with a virtual rainbow of colors: iridescent black where the hens are white, burnished with bronze on their backs and wings, while their hackles and saddles the color of pale straw. Faverolles roosters are particularly calm and dignified, and make great roosters for the home flock since they are not as aggressive as some others. The hens lay medium-sized light brown or creamy eggs in prolific numbers, and they are good winter layers, too. They are shy and sweet-natured, but so docile that they tend to find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order in a mixed flock.
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    Breed Purpose: Dual purpose

    Comb: Single

    Broodiness: Average

    Climate Tolerance: All climates

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Recent User Reviews

  1. 1cock2hens
    "The sweetest chickens I have had"
    Pros - calm, sweet, cute, unique
    Cons - None
    I have a pair and I love them, they are the sweetest ever and will let me walk right up to them, pick them up, and pet them. They are my favorite to watch of all my chickens, The rooster is beautiful and I love to watch them wobble across the yard chasing after bugs. I would recommend these to anyone wanting a pet flock.
  2. AlienChick
    "Friendly and Sweet Hens"
    Pros - docile, easy going, pretty eye candy, inquisitive
    I purchased five Salmon Favorelle hens two months ago. They are about five months old now. They are so cute and they follow me around the barn while I'm filling up waterers and feeders. I have a wide variety of chicken breeds, but these chickens take the prize for the most inquisitive, easy-going eye-candy in the yard. They have not started laying yet, but I'm hoping to have some eggs during the winter.
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    Purchase Date:
    October 2017
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  3. Mary's Backyard Chickens
    "Awesome chickens!"
    Pros - They lay good and are friendly.
    Cons - Can't think of any.
    I love these birds. They are highly recommended for families.
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  1. Maytag08
    I have only 1 in the flock. I didn't know what it was called. I feel sorry for her all by her self the others pick on her. I now can get more so she wont be alone.
  2. chickenmeadow
    The bantam Blue Salmon Faveroles that I raised exclusively years ago, are still my all time favorite personality & appearance. Many of mine came out of my incubators from the main adults I acquired here & there, they were rare. I enjoyed trying to help keep that heritage breed become more known & popular. They were so friendly; docile & sweet; interactive; softly talked & cooed a lot; & cuddled like adorable kittens. I miss them, even though my current flock is fantastic. Even a few of these in a flock is fun.
  3. Paxseko
    It sure doesn't look like it has feathered feet. All Faverolles have 5 toes. Does that chick? Agreeing with allosaurus on this. Though I don't think Faverolles deserve a poor rating based on your one chick that sure doesn't seem like a faverolle and isn't a bad chick.
  4. The Angry Hen
    Does it have a beard?

    That is cute!
  5. allosaurusrock
    That, or you have a red broiler and not a faverolle.
  6. Paxseko
    Are you sure you don't have a group of bantams with one standard sized Favorelle? That's sure what it looks like to me.
  7. wornoutmomto3
    I have to agree with @Shawneegyrl . Hatchery birds barely resemble the true breed they claim to be, and their temperament is usually sour. I had a Salmon hen from a local breeder a couple years ago and some eggs from the same breeder in the incubator now.

    Personality wise, they are at the bottom of the pecking order due to their natural submissiveness. For this reason they don't do well in a mixed flock. They can be quite easily handled by even young children without much fuss. They are very social, and can brood. They don't make the greatest of mothers (in a mixed flock). The hen is so submissive that the chicks will be harassed by the other birds. Also their large size can lead to chicks being stepped on and crushed. In a closed/protected setting they can make very devoted mothers, never letting the chicks out of their site. I had a young hen who hadn't even started laying yet adopt and successfully raise three rambunctious ducklings as her own. This same hen in a later hatch sat on and crushed one of her own chicks.

    Every bird is an individual. So, while you can get "duds" from a breeder. You have a better chance at getting quality birds from a breeder rather than a hatchery.
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  8. Shawneegyrl
    they can be sexed by feather color by about 7-10 days. Unfortunately, hatchery birds often do not exhibit the traits a bird that is produced by a breeder do. Hatchery birds are chosen for production and vigor. I find that my hatchery birds may meet the minimum standard for the breed but often do not show many qualities that that breed are known for in terms of temperment and feather quality. My hatchery birds are not friendly overall but are good layers. My purebreds from breeders have the "attitude" and physical traits I would expect
  9. Sienatiger
    Can you sex them by their feather color?
  10. Turk Raphael
    I'm diseased

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