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Egyptian Fayoumis

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Okla-doodle-doo, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Does anyone have Egyptian Fayoumis? Are they closer in size to a leghorn or a bantam? Are they broody?
  2. turtleblossom

    turtleblossom Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    Here is some info I found. From "Storey's Illustrated Guide To Poultry Breeds"

    cock: 4.5 lb
    hen: 3.5 lb

    "A small active bird, the Fayoumi hails from Egypt."
    "Young hens are not given to broodiness, but the two- and three-year-old hens are. The hens are excellent layers of small, off white eggs, though pink-tinted eggs are not unusual. They are fast to mature: pullets begin to lay at four and a half months, and cockrels start to crow by five to six weeks. They are almost feral-like, being self-sufficient and rugged, foraging for all their own food if given the chance."

    I can't wait to have some when my hubby and I find a farm. If you like Fayoumi's, check out Norwegian Jearhons. They are small too (3-3.5 lbs), but the hens lay a large egg.

    There is also info at feathersite.com
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I had some Fayoumis and I loved them. I sold them off to make more room (mistake [​IMG] ) now I want them again. My little roo started crowing at 4 weeks old. They were really funny little birds.
  4. erin0415

    erin0415 Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    North Texas
    Closer to a leghorn. Mine is about the same size as my white leghorn. This is a pic when she was younger. She is bigger now. Mine has not been broody, and she is almost a year old now. She lays about 5 eggs a week. She is really nosey.

    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I called mine the James bond of the chicken world, they were great escape artist. I loved the sounds they made, they were very talkative but not obnoxious.

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