Speckled Sussex vs. Salmon Faverolles; who is friendlier?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rhs7111, May 2, 2011.

  1. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Opinions please: who is the friendlier, more "lap chicken" breed, Speckled Sussex or Salmon Faverolles?
    To even the "playing field", let's compare hatchery birds of these breeds.

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    My friendliest is a SS, walks up to me and follows me, begs for treats of course but also wants to be petted. I never tried to tame her and she is the only one who is this friendly -- a couple others (differnt breeds) sort of follow her but stand back a ways. Never had a SF, sorry. The SS is an Ideal hatchery bird.
  3. As a general group, I bought both in the same order from Estes. The sussexes tend to seek you out more! The favorelles started off skittish then gradually got used to being petted, but the sussexes I've noted are much friendlier, curious little things. They won me over comparing the two.
  4. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    I have had both Speckled Sussex and Salmon Faverolles from a hatchery. My Salmon Faverolles were so docile they got picked on horrible and never left the pen. My speckled sussex is named buddie because she hops on my lap and follows me around like a little buddie. My vote is SS.

  5. martings

    martings Hatching

    Jan 26, 2012
    I have both, Speckled Sussexes and Salmon Faverolles, and definitely the SS are extremely docile, and don't mind being picked up ... The SF's are beautiful and friendly but just don't want to be held, like the SS's. I'm breeding the two together and expecting to get the best from both. I'll be glad to report back after I hatch some of this combo.

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