Tell me about your Bantam Salmon Favs...please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by augustmomx2, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    So, I have caught this whole "chicken fever" you all talk about [​IMG] I tried to fight it, but obviously it was fruitless, since I'm thinking about hatching my own eggs next Spring (yes, I plan waaaay in advance).

    Anyways, I have standards chickens right now & thought I would try the Bantam variety. I'm thinking of Silkies (just cuz you guys won't stop raving about them) & Bantam Salmon Faverolles (cuz they just look so cute).

    What are their personalities like? Did you hatch your own? If so, where did you get your eggs? I have been keeping my eye on the "Egg Selling" folder, just to get an idea of what BYCers sell the Salom Fav eggs & what their hatch rate is. Any info on your Bantam Salmon Faverolles will be greatly appreciated!


  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I used to raise Bantam Faverolles and they are very sweet birds and very good egg layers. I used to get the eggs from Catalupa Farms. Mothergoose has some and hers are beautiful! Prettier than mine! Hardy too!

  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Jimjay and Hattrick Silkies (Nikki) has some too!

    I will post more BYC breeders in here if I do think of some!
  4. HatTrickSilkies

    HatTrickSilkies Songster

    Jul 6, 2007
    Eastern PA
    I agree with EweSheep, they are terrific little birds [​IMG]

    ~ Nikki
  5. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i just hatched 2 on easter sunday and i'm loving the personalities of both little ladies. one comes running over to my hand to check it out before jumping in it for a lift. the other seems to be the 'watcher' for my new std favs (few days old), but will let me pick her up and not fuss too much before she settles into my hand. i love her look when she is curious!

    i can't wait the 2 1/2 more weeks for my other 2 batches of bt salmon/blue faverolle eggs to hatch!
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    I just hatched hattrick bantum fav's


    the larger and lighter colored chicks, the other chick's are butterscotch booted's and 1 call duck

    out of 12 eggs 7 hatched
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  7. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    They are wonderful birds all around. Sweet, gentle, decent layers, non-flighty, and very cute. [​IMG]


  8. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Wooo, thanks for all the pics guys! I just think they are adorable & kick myself in the arse for not ordering some, when I originally placed my order [​IMG]

    But, I figured it will be extra fun to hatch & my ds is already talking about it. Thanks for all the info [​IMG]
  9. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    I have a trio of Bantam salmon favs. All have been hatched here.

    Favy: 3 months old , 6 months old
    Egg came from friend that got some of her stock from jimnjay and other sources. I did show him once, but no one else around here owns or shows Favs. I just keep them as pets now.

    Frances: 6 weeks old
    Francine: 1 day old, 2 months old, 6 months old

    are Favy's daughters by Fran . Sadly we lost Fran in January. She was from jimnjay via a friend who decided not to raise favs. Frances is about 2.5 months younger then Francine.

    Fran was a lap-napper. All you had to do was sit in a chair in the yard. She was in your lap and getting comfy in a matter of minutes. Then you had to be still while she took her nap.

    The Bantam Favs are larger then most bantams. They are extremely friendly and easy to work with. They don't range very far when out and about.

    Cockerel(s): 2 months old, 6 months old

  10. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    I have some salmon fav chicks and I noticed they have extra toes in the back where the spurs usually are. is this common?

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