Salmon Faverolles Chickens were originally bred by the French for meat and eggs. Faverolles lay a slightly tinted egg and are great layers through the winter. Faverolles are very gentle, do well with children, and can become affectionate with their handlers.
Faverolles chickens are characterized by their beards and muffs as well as feathers on their feet and legs. Faverolles also sport a fifth toe! Salmon Faverolles hens have a rounded appearance and are a light salmon brown color with creamy white breast, beard, and muff. Roosters have white neck feathers, a black beard and muff, and a reddish/salmon brown back with black breast, body legs and primary tail and wing feathers.
Faverolles are considered to be a threatened breed by the Livestock Conservancy. They are an excellent sustainable heritage breed, laying 180-240 eggs per year.
Average mature weight: Roosters 8 lbs., Hens 6 1/2 lbs.