Faverolles Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hcammack, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. faverolles

    faverolles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you mean the LACK of a white triangle on the wing is a defect?

    Yes, but in the picture it looks like some of the feathers could be missing. Probably from a moult???
    Dick
     
  2. faverolles

    faverolles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, the white triangle is a defect but like I said earlier there is no perfect bird. I would breed him to see how his sons look. But me....I would breed him to smutty hens.HA
    Dick

    You don't want to get the bantam cocks too big. You should breed him to a smaller hen to see what you get. 2 years ago, I put leg bands on each breeding pen I hatched. That way you can keep track of your matings. The funny thing is I got so many different looking birds from my one breeding pen(dark roos, light roos, clean pullets and smutty pullets). It was very interesting.

    Ive found breeding smaller males to lager hens will bring the size down in bantams, but they should be from the same family, or if you bring in a smaller male and breed him to your larger hens you will have to breed him back to his daughters. Anyways this has worked with my birds.
    Dick
     
  3. faverolles

    faverolles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There are different colors of straw. It all depends on what the rest of the colors look like. A bronze bowed male will carry a lighter straw and a red mahogany male will carry a darker straw.
    Dick
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:/agree
    I'd definitely keep the light one for making pullets... too bad we can't specify which sex the chicks will be. My light one attacks me, when he's not sick... he's still getting over a sinus infection. I'm learning a lot this year. [​IMG]
    The top guy looks like he has white in his beard.
    I'm glad to see that the white wingtips are normal... I was about to cull for it in this guy https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/39089_gryffson1.jpg

    On a side note... someone (who found me on the Fav Fanciers roster, right after I joined!) wants to borrow a roo for a few months to breed her backyard flock. They are isolated & healthy, & mareks vaccinated (mine are not), & wants to pay me for the privilege.
    1) how do you folks feel about mareks?
    2 & 3) would you send out a roo for stud service? If yes, how much would you charge, if anything?

    Thanks all!
    Laurie

    I don't vaccinate my birds. Here is where I'm a little worried about going to the Crossroad show. I don't need to bring anything home. How many birds I will bring to the show will depend on how many extra coops I can make during the summer. When I come home from the show each bird will go into a coop by it's self for about three weeks.
    If you lend this bird out and you get it back it needs to go in its own coop for a few weeks away from your other birds. If this is an extra male think about selling the bird to the person that wants him.
    The price for stud service is up to you, depends how long the person holds on to him.
    Dick

    I agree with Dick you need to be very careful not matter how healthy their birds may appear. There is always a risk of disease and it would be a shame to losse your flock.

    Henry
     
  5. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well here they are. I think I got all 4 of the girls in hear but I am not positive. I am sure eventually I will be able to tell them all apart but right now I can only tell the darker one. The pictures are not the greatest. I couldn't get them to stand still and the sun is bright this morning.

    #1
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/bkruckeberg/20101217105621.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/bkruckeberg/20101217105757.jpg
    #2
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/bkruckeberg/20101217105414.jpg
    #3
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/bkruckeberg/20101217105433.jpg
    Backs of #2 and #3
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/bkruckeberg/20101217105425.jpg
    The girls
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/bkruckeberg/20101217105827.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c110/bkruckeberg/20101217105518.jpg
     
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  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:Yes, the white triangle is a defect but like I said earlier there is no perfect bird. I would breed him to see how his sons look. But me....I would breed him to smutty hens.HA
    Dick

    You don't want to get the bantam cocks too big. You should breed him to a smaller hen to see what you get. 2 years ago, I put leg bands on each breeding pen I hatched. That way you can keep track of your matings. The funny thing is I got so many different looking birds from my one breeding pen(dark roos, light roos, clean pullets and smutty pullets). It was very interesting.

    Leisha, these are LF. [​IMG]
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Pretty birds. Some individual pictures would be great. Hopefully when they molt out they will look better. The hens should probably be separated from the males as there may to to many males to females.
     
  8. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 18 hens total. When I can get some help to get individual shots I will. I just know how impatiant some are to see pics. lol [​IMG]
     
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  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ha ha so true ok 18 is better!

    Henry
     
  10. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some better ones. Can I get any ideas as to which rooster to use first? Their feathers don't look their best right now so I cant wait till they molt.

    Hen 1
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    Hen 2
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    Hen 3
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    Hen 4
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    Rooster 1
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    Rooster 2
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    Rooster 3
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