Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Faverolle bantams

BREED PROFILE:Faverolle VARIETY:salmon. Faverolles are packed with personality,beautiful to look at and wonderful layers in all seasons. The roosters are consistently gentle and well mannered not only to the hen but to people as well, the hens are laid back as well and accept newcomers with ease. If one is looking for showy gentle chickens this is the breed to have. They are excellent layers in cold weather and will go broody occasionally  although they are not obsessive about it like the silke or Cochin breeds. The Faverolles are a french breed, and considered in the Continental classification. The breed was first developed in the 1850's of composite blood from the Houdon Brahma Crevecour and dorking which were common fowl of the area. The Faverolles were used as utility fowl known for there excelent tabel qualitys and superior egg laying during winter months. Today they are reguarded as show fowl and are rare in the United states with a estamated 500 bantam salmon faverolles and 50 white faverolles in the U.S. Some of the variety's are Salmon, White ,Buff , Black and Blue salmon.

This is Smore my salmon Faverolle rooster that I got at the state fair last year and as the breed information describes they where some of the most friendly bantams Ive had and thats espesialy true with the faverolle roosters,  sadly Smore was killed by a dog on December 24 2011 and the hen a month before.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you got some pictures of these chickens, and I was so sad for you when I learned this. They were beautiful chickens.