|Our Salmon Faverolles
The Faverolles are gorgeous and wonderfully
odd-looking birds with muffs, a beard, feathered legs and five toes.
Hens are beautiful, with snowy breasts and fluffy white faces: their
backs are a lovely honeyed salmon color with white lacing. Roosters are
huge and magnificent, parading around with a virtual rainbow of colors:
iridescent black where the hens are white, burnished with bronze on
their backs and wings, while their hackles and saddles the color of pale
straw. The chicks are creamy yellow, sometimes with a sooty smudge or
two, and they are so cute with their tiny downy legs!
Male Faverolles are particularly calm and dignified, and make great
roosters for the home flock since they are not usually aggressive. Our
Two Roosters are Ronnie and Regan. Very tame and calm Roos
that love to be scratched and petted. .
The hens lay medium-sized creamy eggs in
prolific numbers, and they are good winter layers/ They are shy
and sweet-natured, but so docile that they tend to find themselves at
the bottom of the pecking order in a mixed flock. Chicks can get picked
on, too, so for that reason, Salmon Faverolles often need to be cared
for separately until the chicks are larger.