The charming Faverolles

At De Meidoornhoeve, we welcome you to discover our beautiful Faverolles chickens. These special chickens, originally from France, are loved for their graceful appearance and friendly nature. This breed is a real asset to any garden.

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Origin of the Faverolles chickens

The Faverolles chicken is a fascinating and versatile breed that originated in France. This breed was developed in the late 19th century in the village of Faverolles, located in the region of Hauts-de-France. The Faverolles chicken is the result of crossing several breeds, including the Houdan, Brahma and Dorking, with the goal of creating a chicken suitable for both meat and egg production.

Characteristics of the Faverolles

The Faverolles chicken is known for its calm and friendly nature, making them ideal for both hobby farmers and families with children. They are medium to large in size and have a distinctive appearance with a beard and crest. Their feathers are often salmon-colored in the hens and beautifully colored with white and black highlights in the roosters.

Versatile use

The Faverolles chicken is a versatile breed that offers both excellent meat and egg quality. They are known for their large, tasty eggs and tender meat. Their friendly and tame nature also makes them popular as companion animals.

Origin and development

In the 1860s, French breeders began experimenting with different breeds to develop a chicken that met the demand for a versatile landrace. The Houdan, known for its good meat quality, was crossed with the robust Brahma and the productive Dorking. Selective breeding and attention to specific traits eventually produced the Faverolles chicken, which quickly became popular for its versatility and easy adaptation to different climates and conditions.

Faverolles Chickens at De Meidoornhoeve

At De Meidoornhoeve we pay great attention to the care of our animals. Our chickens receive the best living conditions and nutrition. This allows them to maintain their unique beauty and friendly nature. Visit De Meidoornhoeve and discover for yourself the charm of the Faverolles chickens. Be surprised by their elegant appearance and friendly nature.