Salmon Faverolles from a hatchery??

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by freedom chick, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. freedom chick

    freedom chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have read all kinds of information about Salmon Faverolles and hatchery birds vs breeders. I ordered 2 for my flock from MPC and I am getting a little nervous. I may cancel them from my order. I am on the fence.

    What are your experiences from a hatchery with this particular breed?

    Can anyone share photos of their Faverolles? where did they come from?

    I want the light colored Faverolle and I here hatchery stock is very dark or mahogany in color.

    Any thoughts out there?



    Seriously, I would love pics for comparison
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I posted this on your other thread, but I'll put it here too. I've had Faverolles for 5 years now.

    Some of the hatchery stock is indeed darker in color, but not all. Last year I had to get a few hatchery Favs to keep a singleton chick (from my breeder Faverolles) company so I was able to do a comparison. In general the hatchery birds were not bad, definitely better than what I have seen in past years. They were certainly a lot smaller than my breeder birds and a couple were on the darker side. They did have respectable muffs, beards and toes, and all had that nice Faverolles personality. The kids kept 2 for pets. I am not positive but I think they may have come from Meyer.

    I can post pictures of my breeder birds later, and see if I have any of those hatchery chicks left somewhere. Right now I have to go do more shoveling.

    Where are you located? I do have some 7-8 month old breeder pullets I hatched last May/June that I don't want to keep for breeding.
     
  3. freedom chick

    freedom chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am in Ohio :)

    Thank you for all the info. I did read that the hatcheries, like Meyer (MPC), have been working on restoring the genetics of this breed. I suppose it will be a toss up. Sometimes the unknown is fun.
    All my other birds came from MPC and I love every single one of them!
    I plan to take next spring off from chicks. I will go the breeder route the next time.
     
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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You are in a good location, near some large poultry shows and breeders. Leisha Comer is in Ohio. She has Ron Patterson's LF ow and she shows all over. Brian Knox, a NH poultry judge, usually shows at the Ohio National and last fall he brought some for sale.
     
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  5. freedom chick

    freedom chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    LF ow?

    Thank you for the info on the poultry shows. There is a nice list of breeders :)
     
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  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I meant "LF now". I just can't type on my phone.
     

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