Faverolles Chicken Breed Information
1. Docile birds, they make fantastic pets, can be cuddled, calm around children.
2. Bantam sized perfect for gardens or free roaming.
3. Good with other birds and gentle in nature, not prone to broodiness.
4. Good winter layers and can lay up to 4 eggs per week.
Faverolles are mainly classified as a heavy breed however Pipinchick stock a bantam variety which are smaller, fully grown hens weighing just 900gms, they are more compact and economical for the back yard chicken enthusiast.
They are friendly birds and have a pretty mottled plumage with a very fluffy beard muff, feathered feet and five toes per foot, rather than the usual four.
Because of their gentleness Faverolles have become a popular breed of chicken to keep as a pet, especially for children.
Faverolles are well adapted both to confinement and free range so can be kept in a small garden or a large field to free roam.
They are gentle birds and will be happy in a mixed flock with other docile breeds such as Silkies, Wyandotte, even Sussex.
Faverolles was the primary breed, which produced eggs for the Paris market during the early part of the century.
Although primarily kept today as an ornamental and exhibition breed, it remains an excellent layer and a happy Faverolles hen is also a good winter layer, and will produce up to 4 medium-sized, light brown to pinkish eggs per week.