Egyptian Fayoumis

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by leetfreq925, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else out there have an Egyptian Fayoumis? I have a 19-20 week old one named Booker that I assume is a girl - it hasn't crowed yet! She is the funniest chick with such a strong personality. She runs faster than a cheetah, jumps to the top of the coop with ease, and loves to jump from the ground up to my shoulder and walk around the yard with me. I'm wondering if anyone else that has this breed has the same entertaining girl? She is such a spitfire!
    Also, I've heard this breed lays fairly early, like around the age she is now? Is this true? Because Booker weighs just a few ounces and is so tiny I can't imagine an egg popping out of her... she's not much bigger than an egg herself!
    I'd love to hear your experience with this breed.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I have five of them of various ages. They are characters that is for sure and really like to get into stuff. Booker is a girl, a boy would have a lot more comb and wattle and started crowing a long time ago. My girls started laying at about the age Booker is now, and btw they really like to hide eggs, so be prepared to go on egg hunts.
     
  3. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! Great. The way this one runs around ill never find them. In fact i cant even picture her sitting still long enough to lay an egg. Is booker small for the breed maybe? She really doesn't even weigh a pound.
    So glad to hear for sure she is a she... She is so tall and lanky I didn't really know what to expect.
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    She looks great!
    More pictures would be wonderful[​IMG]?
     
  5. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were taken just now after eating some tomatoes (excuse the seed on her beak. No manners ). Next to her is Sheldon, the cuckoo maran that is a week younger. Booker is soooo tiny!
    This is my first time trying to upload from my iPhone so I'm not sure I did it right.
     
  6. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think her portrait showed up. I got her to sit still for a micro second to take a non Blurry one.
     
  7. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Great photo's, she is beautiful!
     
  8. leetfreq925

    leetfreq925 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! she's a stunning girl.
    i LOVE your pew pew story, cluckcluckluke! i read the link and am grinning ear to ear. what a fun beautiful boy - such a character.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    She is a cute little one, looks like she is learning to pose for the camera, something that Pew Pew seems to have down pat, love how he got his name. I sympathize about the tomatoes, they don't even get a chance to turn red around here anymore before they are eaten.
    EFs are little chickens, last time I weighed mine, they were 2.2 to 3.4 pounds, they range in age from 7 months to 5 years, so even the older ones are not very big. Mine came from either Sand Hill or McMurray. They are actually pretty good layers, they don't go broody very often, my 5 yo went broody for the first time this year, from what they write about them they don't when they are younger but may when they get older. They do like to make hidden nests though, even if they won't sit on them.
     
  10. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you [​IMG]He truly is!
     

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