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“Faverolles” is always spelled with an “s” at the end, both in the singular and the plural. And the “s” is always silent. It is pronounced “Fa-ver-ol” in both the singular and the plural.
  • Orgiginated in a small village in France called Faverolles
  • Mature weight is between 2.6-4.5kg
  • Fast – moderate maturing – first eggs around 6 -7 month
  • Medium sized tinted/ light brown eggs, expected to lay between 180-200 per year.
  • Broodiness – Low to medium
  • Maintenance – Low
  The Faverolles chicken is a French breed known for its distinctive appearance, friendly temperament, and excellent egg-laying capabilities. Originating from the village of Faverolles in north-central France, this breed was developed in the late 19th century and quickly gained popularity for its dual-purpose qualities.

Faverolles chickens are medium-sized birds with a stout and sturdy build. They have a unique appearance characterized by their feathered legs and feet, muffs and beards, and five toes (most chickens have four) adding to their overall fluffy appearance.

One of the most notable features of Faverolles chickens is their gentle and sociable nature. They are known for being docile, friendly, and easily handled, making them excellent additions to backyard flocks and suitable for families with children. They are also relatively calm and quiet birds, making them well-suited for urban or suburban environments.

In addition to their amiable temperament, they are good layers of  light brown eggs during season, making them reliable producers for home egg production. Additionally, Faverolles hens are known to go broody and make attentive mothers if allowed to hatch and raise chicks naturally.

This delightful breed is enthusiastic about everything they do, curious, friendly and comical. The hens are very cuddly and lovable, and they enjoy talking. They are hardy and tolerate wide range of climates, considerably fast growing breed compare to most other heritage breed. Due to their gentle and docile nature, Faverolles chickens often find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order within a flock. It’s important to note that their heavily feathered feet can make them susceptible to muddy conditions, so pens should be designed to avoid this issue.

We specialize in breeding the Salmon color variety of Faverolles. Our breeders are carefully selected from two distinct bloodlines. One lineage originates from an exhibitor in NSW, while the other comes from a breeder in QLD. All of our breeders are characterized by their good size, excellent toe separation, and ample foot feathering.

    Please see Faverolles – Open Poultry Standard Australia for more info and breed standards.

Faverolles Chicks

Salmon Faverolles chicks are known for their distinct appearance. When they hatch, they typically have yellow down feathers and exhibit characteristics such as feathered feet and a beard. As they grow, their feathers will develop into the characteristic salmon color pattern that gives them their name.

Faverolles known for having five toes on each foot, whereas most chicken breeds typically have four toes. This characteristic is one of the distinguishing features of the breed. The extra toe is often referred to as a “polydactyl” trait, and it contributes to the Faverolles’ unique appearance.

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