Ermine Faverolles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eksterhuis, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
    Does anyone have any tips for breeding these beauties... I think I am going to have to start with some sort of light sussex fav cross... Does anyone know the dominant traits (I'm hoping its colombian neck and fluffy feet/muff/5 toes). Any idea if it should be the mum or dad that is the sussex? I have a flock of Salmon Fav hens and wondering where to go from here!!!

  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
  3. Cjarvis

    Cjarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011

    if I remember correctly the Salmon Fav. is wheaton based, you could use Light Sussex, Light Brahma, Columbian Wyandotte, or Bantam Columbian Cochin.
    Use the Columbian Patterned male and all the females that hatch will be Columbian (Light) in pattern. There is often some bleed through of the light brown body color but not too bad.
    Males from the cross will be primarily columbian in color and pattern but have some flaws, from there take one of the cockrells back to the Fav. Hen. to strengthen the type, feather, and toes you are looking for about 1/2 the pullets will be columbian patterned.
    You will also want a second pen of F1xF1 for a columbian patterened cockrell to place over the columbian patterned pullets from teh Back cross.
    here is a photo of an F1 female from a columbian male over wheaton female.

    And a cockrell.


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