salmon favorelle questions-pics added

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by apbgv, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally how old are they when they get all their adult coloring in? The roos have wonderful beards and muffs but they don't look like an adult yet they are only about 4 mos old now and huge, the girls have abit of grey in them yet, I only have 1 that i really like. We got some others from sandhill, very disappointed w/ the quality there, most the roos have some deformity or no muff/beards. a couple pullets are ok but they are very dk in color not the buff you usually see. The 4mos old I hatched out myself from some eggs off here. I will try to get some pics sometime here,
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    Leroy and his girls
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    Leroy and Larry and the girls
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    and this is ugly face he is from sandhill not very happy with those salmon favorelles the above were hatched out from some eggs from byc.
    Ugly face( i know mean name) follows me around all the time-trying not to get too attached to him but he may just end up in a bachelor pen
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    I think Larry and Leroy are very nice looking birds esp Leroy i have loved him since he hatched:D They are only 4 mos old
     
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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Anywhere from eight months to a year old would give you the best indication on Their coloration. Sandhill do not have the best coloration of Salmon Favs. Best bet is to look for breeders.
     
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  3. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally got pics of them such sweet chickens
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Most of them are bad colorings but they are ok for backyard egg seller!

    If you want the real thing, yep, go to a breeder.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The color wont really change that much on them. The cockerels have 'burn marks' in their hacle which isnt good and the hens have alot of black, they have good beards.
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    That poor bird (ugly face)! Wow that is really crazy that SH would send you that. I mean the way they talk about their stock! Gee!
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yikes! And I was thinking of ordering some salmon faverolles from Sand Hill next year. I think I'll look elsewhere.

    Can anyone recommend a breeder in eastern MA, southern NH or southern/central ME?

    Cindy in MA
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    My friend and I ordered the Salmon Favs and Mahogany Favs and it was the second order we had for those and it was the LAST we will order their Favs...it was horrible! They were weak from the start and it was a struggle to keep them alive for two months! After my friend got them home, alot of them died and so did mine. Horrible colors and it was not correct either. Some didnt have any fifth toes either.

    I would buy certain breeds from Sandhill but FAvs are not one of those I would buy. Their Polish are pretty but too many cross beaks and crooked toes...may be their incubation problems.
     
  9. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you please post pics of the ideal looking salmon favorelles? One of the girls from the eggs I had hatched out doesn't have much black at all but I don't think she is in the pics. I am going to go to the poultry show in WI in oct maybe I can pick up a nice hen. I only can have so many birds to work with as this flock is maintained in town and we are only suppose to have 25 birds.[​IMG] but we have many more. I want to concentrate on the favorelles, and my boss who co owns the birds can do the chanteclers. the Jersey giants can just be:)
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a sq salmon faverolle hen

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