The Faverolles is a heavy breed and have a beard, muffs and feathered feet with five toes.The 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. The most common colour is Salmon. The plumage of salmon females is mainly brown and creamy white. The males are darker, with black, brown, and straw-coloured feathers. They are available in large or bantam, though we only keep the bantam size at Pear Tree Poultry. Faverolles are very gentile hens and will lay 150-190 mid-brown to pinkish coloured eggs a year.
Mid-brown/pinkish egg laying bird
The Faverolles originates from France. The breed was developed in the 1860s in north-central France, in the vicinity of the villages of both Houdan and Faverolles. The breed was given the name of the latter village and the singular is thus also Faverolles, not Faverolle. Faverolles were originally bred in France as a utility fowl, used for both eggs and meat but are now primarily raised for exhibition. When Faverolles reached the UK in 1886, the breed was further altered to meet exhibition standards. British breeders developed a type of Faverolles with longer, higher raised tail feathers than their German and French Cousins.
UK Breed Standard
The comb, face, wattles and ear-lobes should be red, and skin colour white. The beak, eyes and leg colouring falls into two colour groups ie Group 1 buffs, cuckoos, ermines, salmons and whites; Group 2 black and blue laced. The beak colour in Group 1 should be white/horn and should be black in Group 2. The legs and feet should be white/horn (Group 1) or white/horn with dark markings or mottles (Group 2). The eye colour should be orange to yellow, grey or hazel in Group 1 and black or brown in Group 2. The British Poultry Standards specify that adult cockerels should weigh between nine and eleven pounds, hens should weigh between seven and a half pounds and nine and a half pounds.
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