Salmon Faverolles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by karmical, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well....I got myself a couple of Salmon Faverolle chicks because I thought they were the prettiest. Now, at 6 weeks, neither of them will get very near me. [​IMG] The other 5 chicks (Buff Orpington, 2 Australops, Barred Rock and Partridge Rock) all jump right into my lap for petting and are very friendly.

    I also noticed that the 2 SFs are last in line when I bring out treats from the garden. They aren't very agressive about getting in there and getting their fair share.

    Does anyone know if this is somewhat common for that breed?

    And....is there anything I can do to get them to warm up to me a little bit more?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 SF's. They were very timid. The best time to approach was always bed time. Then I could pick them up and love them. But mine were murdered before I could get them to warm up to me.
     
  3. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 SF's that are 19 wks old. They are fairly shy out in the open, but as country girl said, they are easy to pick up and pet at night. One of them always is the last one out of the house in the morning, watching every move I make from the roost. She's also the first one back in on the roost every evening, always in the same spot and pecks anyone who trys to move her aside as they get in place. My Dominiques are the problem girls-peck me every chance they get! [​IMG]
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I had some from MM, that were the most friendly and calm of all the chickens I've ever had. This year I got some from Ideal and they are the spazziest chickens I've ever had. I think it just depends on the bloodlines.
     
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I have two and they are sort of shy. I would not call them spazzy? But shy and are more approachable in the evenings when I go out to feed them. They will eat out of my hand but are easily pushed away by the others. I have them with silkies who are not exactly the most aggressive chickens, but they still push the SF's out of the way. So I guess it is just their nature. But very sweet.

    Marie
     
  6. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good at least to know that the shyness isn't totally uncommon with the breed. They DO have lots of personality...Of the two I have, one is much much smaller than the other and she's actually starting to warm up a little bit although she's still not at ALL interested in being in my lap. Making sure they get their share of treats when I bring things down to the group seems to be helping. Thanks for the input [​IMG]
     
  7. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Just like people, chickens have different personalities. From what I understand, SF's are for the most part just a bit shy. At 6 weeks you should be able to tell the sex by now. They can be feather sexed pretty early on. The pullets will have the salmon coloring and no black, just some brown on the wings. You need to post some pics!!!!! I love my SF's. They are 12 wks and 15 weeks. Both pullets. I need a roo now!!! Take care and enjoy them.

    Marie
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Faverolles are normally the breed that are laid back and they get pecked on by others who are more aggressive. That is their nature. I have not yet found or owned an aggressive Faverolle....
     
  9. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    That is what I read and was told by Jaynie who I got the eggs from. That is why I have them with silkies and I will be very careful who I put them with. I have to say though that sometimes, my older SF will peck at other chicks but only ones smaller than her. I just love the beard and muffs on these guys. Ewesheep, do you ever sell eggs? How many do you have. You must post pictures.


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  10. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally got a couple decent pics of my SF's!!! ...these girls are 7 weeks old...the littler one was VERY runty from the get-go and had classic sticky butt, but I'm so glad she's made it....she is a CUTIE!

    The bigger SF is INCREDIBLY skittish....and surprisingly agressive towards the other birds, considereing all I've heard here and read about the SF breed's disposition in general. She'll chest butt pretty much anybody...except me [​IMG] Just goes to show you that these creatures are first and foremost individuals [​IMG]

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