Egyptian Fayoumis?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Draconargentum, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Draconargentum

    Draconargentum Chirping

    May 9, 2007
    Well, folks, to get right to the point, I live in a very hot climate and so need heat-hardy birds (I'm just planning for the future at the moment, but still), but would like them to be good layers, as well. I've been looking around on a page listing quite a few chicken breeds, and I chanced to see an entry about a breed called the Fayoumi. Does anyone have these birds? What are they like?

    Thanks! ^_^
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    I used to have a few, hatchery stock. They were FREAKIN CRAZY but other than that, very good layers (tiny tiny eggs though), cockerals mature soooo fast, crowing at 4 weeks-no kidding! I liked them, but they were seriously way to flighty for me.

    I like my chickens like I like my men, slow and stupid!
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Mine were very flighty. I didnt care much for them.
  4. Draconargentum

    Draconargentum Chirping

    May 9, 2007
    What is it with so many heat hardy birds being crazy-flighty (Penedesencas, Fayoumis, etc.)? I love the dark eggs that Pene's lay, but they're supposed to be insane when it comes to human interaction, too. >_<
  5. Blondie

    Blondie Songster

    I have 2 - Cleopatra and Nefertiti. They are very talkative, are the first ones to come running to me and are the ringleaders of the group. They come over to the house and are very loud. I love them! They have very boisterous personalities.

  6. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    I plan to get Fayoumi's in the spring and can't wait. I plan on crossing some with Brown Leghorns. My Fayoumi Game hen cross[​IMG]

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