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Bantam Faverolles Chickens

Pretty Bantam Faverolles Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Bantam Faverolles Silkie Chickens

Bantam Faverolles are such gorgeous little bantam chickens. They come in a pretty Salmon colour with really soft plumage. They have fluffy beards which make them look like cuddly teddy bears. They make excellent pets and are good for small back gardens, they lay up to 180 small creamy pink tinted eggs a year.

Good With Most

This breed will be suited with most other breeds, however, some delicate breeds are not compatible with Hybrids or more aggressive breeds. Check the full breed guide for more information.

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Make Great Pets

This breed make wonderful pets for both adults and children, they will have a docile nature and will be easy to handle, they will enjoy human interaction and company.

150-180 Medium Pink/Cream PA

This breed will lay up to 180 medium pink tinted, cream coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being overly broody.

More About Bantam Faverolles

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Bantam Faverolles are incredibly sweet little birds, they have silky soft feathers and a cute fluffy beard muff making them look every bit as adorable as their characters are. They are very friendly chickens and have a pretty, mottled plumage with fully feathered feet and five toes per foot. Because of their gentleness Bantam Faverolles have become a popular breed of chicken to keep as pets, especially for children, they are happy to be handled once they know you and will enjoy lots of strokes and cuddles.


Bantam Faverolles are well adapted to live in both smaller gardens and to free range in larger spaces. They can be kept in back garden coops or large fields with open space to roam and chicken about, they are very clever little birds and will find their way home, however, due to their feathered feet they will need extra foot care during wet periods. They can also fly, although not very well, but still be cautious of low fenced enclosures as they may do a Houdini!
They are gentle birds and will be happy in a mixed flock with other docile breeds such as Silkies, Wyandotte, Polish, Cochin, Houdans etc… Be wary mixing with large hybrid chickens. They can manage a house with a ladder or a ramp.


Large breed Faverolles were the primary breed, that produced eggs for the Paris market during the early part of the 20th Century. Originally from France first documented in the 1860s they were bred as a utility bird.
Although primarily kept today as ornamental, pets and exhibition chickens, the Faverolles remains an excellent layer even in the bantam variety. A happy Faverolles hen can also be a good winter layer and will produce up to 4 small to medium sized, cream to pinkish eggs per week, up to 180 a year and are not known for being overly broody.

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