Salmon Faverolles are a French breed of chicken that was developed in the 1860’s in north central France. Faverolles are characterized by beards, muffs, feathered feet, and five toes rather than the usual four.
Although primarily kept today as an ornamental and exhibition breed, Faverolles are also known to be excellent layers of light brown to pinkish eggs. Well-kept hens should lay more than 200 eggs per year.
Due to their sweet disposition and gentleness, Faverolles have become a popular breed of chicken to keep as pets, especially for children.
The American Poultry Association standard for Faverolles is eight pounds for roosters and six pounds for hens. In breeding Faverolles, the color of the plumage for hens and roosters is very different at two weeks of age. Hens have creamy white feathers, whereas roosters display black, brown, and straw-colored feathers.