Chicken Breeds : ‘Faverolles Chickens’

Salmon Faverolle Rooster

White Faverolle Chickens

The main colours for faverolles are salmon and white. This video features a pair of white faverolle chickens (with a brief glimpse of a salmon faverolle male in the last shot).

Faverolle Chick

In this video a day old faverolle chick (note the five toes) wobbles about a bit unsteadily and then decides to attack the toes of her Light Brahma chick companion.


The Faverolle is a French breed which was quick to establish itself when, in the late 1800s, it was first introduced to other countries. Faverolles were originally bred from Brahmas or Cochins, Dorkings and Houdans and quickly became highly valued due to their superb table qualities combined with hardiness and quick growth and as good winter layers.

The most common colours are Salmon and White.

Distinctive features include a medium single comb, a full beard and muffling which covers a large proportion of the face, feathered legs and five toes.

They lay medium sized eggs which vary in colour from white to deep brown.

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