Faverolles Bantam Chickens


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Faverolles Bantam Chickens

Faverolles

An interesting breed that combines a beard and muffs with a single comb and feathered legs and feet. Faverolles are fairly loosely feathered, giving them a rather larger appearance. They also have a fifth toe on each foot and while chiefly ornamental, do possess some utility characteristics as well.

Faverolles originate from the village of Faverolles in Northern France and were created from a mix of several different breeds of hen, Dorking, Brahma, Crvecoeur, Houdan, Coucou de Rennes and possibly the Cochin! The first true description of the breed came in 1893 and the salmon variation appeared later in 1895.






Characteristics: They are quiet, friendly, gentle birds that can actually become very affectionate towards their keepers and are an ideal breed for children. They are alert, active birds and the hens make very good broodies and mothers. The hens will actually lay prolifically over winter. Chicks grow quickly and develop fast on high quality food and will forage happily from an early age. They thrive in a run and are not good fliers so the fencing doesn\'t have to be very high. They are able to cope with damp grass better than Chickens with more heavily feathered legs and feet but do suffer badly from Scaly Leg mite which causes terrible irritation to the birds.

Non setter that is very cold hardy. Likes wide range & less tolerant of close confinement. High flyer and active. Mostly avoids human contact.



  • Standard Weights: Cock-30 oz; Hen-26 oz; Cockerel-26 oz; Pullet-24 oz.
  • Varieties: Salmon, White
  • Skin Color: White
  • Egg Shell Color: Tinted
  • Use: Exhibition
  • Origin: Egypt - developed in France




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