Faverolles, My Passion, My Love, My Life
We have breen breeding Faverolles for just over seven years, I obtained some Faverolles from some local breeders and some not so local breeders..and developed my own strain of the Large Salmons, Since this time we have had amazing success with our large Salmon faverolles also. The large french fancies otherwise known as the Faverolles, yes meant to be a plural as named after the french village itself! I am also on the British Faverolles Society Club Commitee and I am the secretary and run the club website which can be viewed here -
From the village of Faverolles in Northern France, the breed was developed from the Dorking (where it gets its fifth toe from), Houdan, Cochin, Brahma and several French breeds, to be a dual purpose bird. It was particiularly prized for its meat and first imported into Great Britain in 1886, where it was crossed with Sussex, Orpington and Indian Game.
The best known variety is the Salmon which appeared in 1893. Black came in 1896 followed by several more varieties: Buff, Cuckoo, Ermine, Blue Laced and White.
Faverolles are alert, active birds inclined to moments of apparent panic when, because of the beard and muffling below and behind the eyes, they lose their flock. They are placid and inquisitive becoming tame very quickly. The body is deep and thick with a broad, flat back, particularly across the shoulders and saddle. The breast is deep and the tail moderate and upright. Its head is distinctive...
Numberous achievements involved are Best of Breed at the Federation show 2007, 2009 2011 & 2013, Best of Breed at the Scottish National 2010,2011,, 2013 & 2014 Reserve BOB at the Scottish National 2012 & National 2013 & Best of Breed at the National poultry Show 2010, Best Large Salmon 08 Bred -Federation 2008, numberous Soft feather heavies and more... More can be found on our "Winners Gallery page".... I have been keeping faverolles for over ten years now and I really have a great love for the breed. I am also on the Federation Show committee and Faverolles Club Comittee...and also a fully qualified Poultry club of Great Britain Panel C Judge (qualified with Soft Feather & true Bantams...)