Salmon Faverolle Chicken

(35 customer reviews)

As low as: $4.20

Hatching on July 15, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by July 18, 2024.

  • Salmon Faverolle – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship   

Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru Mid August


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
  • Weights: Hen ——-6 1/2 lbs          Rooster—-8 lb
    Pullet——-5 1/2 lbs       Cockerel—7 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source; Exhibition
  • Egg Shell Color: Light Brown
  • Egg Production: 180-240 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Medium-Large
  • Temperament: Active but docile
  • Gender Accuracy: 65-80%
  • Fertility Percentage: 80-85%
  • Broody: Variable
  • Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: France
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection in 1914.
  • TLC: Watch status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of pure Salmon Faverolle since 1971.


Originating in France in the 1850’s, the Salmon Faverolle is a good dual purpose chicken being both a good layer and a large size bird. The Salmon Faverolle chicken has a calm and docile personality which makes them a favorite chicken for backyards. Their characteristics include beard or called muff, 5 toes and feathered shanks. They are not the strongest chicks we offer and can get dehydrated quickly during shipping. So be sure to have your brooder ready and all warmed up and baby them on arrival. They lay a light brown egg and some might call it a peachy egg shell color. As adults don’t build roosting poles that are too high for them and always beware that they have that 5th toe that can be damaged easily if it gets caught by the wire fencing.

We also offer at limited times of the year Salmon Faverolle Fertile Hatching Eggs


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35 reviews for Salmon Faverolle Chicken

  1. audra oldham

    We have had Favs for years. Our old flock aged out and now we are on our 3rd flock of these birds. They are not the best layers and they are kind of silly birds but their benefits outweigh all of it. I can confidently recommend this bird as an outstanding eating bird. The extra roos we have from our hatches can quickly be identified and separated allowing us to sell mostly hens at a very young age while feeding out roos for the table. What’s great is that we can leave them in a bachelor group for a while and process as needed. With this breed the roos still have tender leg quarters even at nearly a year old. I’ve never had any breed do that. Breast meat on any heritage bird is cat food pretty much and same goes for these but personally I prefer a great leg quarter anyway. If you like a fun little silly bird that can be up around your house being all pretty but also makes outstanding chicken dinners this is your breed.

  2. Ralph Mueller

    I Ordered four salmon faverolle chicks. ! rooster and 3 hens. They were kind enough to give me one extra hen for free. The chicks I got are happy and healthy looking. Will certainly be looking here when i need some more birds.

  3. sean leone

    I can’t wait to get mine I ordered 3 females and 1 rooster I’m hoping he will be as striking as the one in the picture 2nd time I’ve ordered and you don’t disappoint chicks are always beautiful Thank you

  4. Dody Mitchell

    Such lovely funny little birds. I ordered 10 females and 5 unsexed. They all grew lovely and healthy. Upon moving them outside, I noticed predators nicked 8 of my fluffy bumpkins. They really have no ability to avoid predators whatsoever. Even inside of a movable chicken tractor 8 disappeared. We now have them in the movable chicken tractor which is inside a large dog pen. The dog pen holds geese and ducks. No more missing fluffy loves. They are so fun and talkative. The roosters are very handsome.

  5. Angela Bowman

    I ordered five females and one male during late summer (along with several other breeds). They were all healthy upon arrival and I had zero issues with them. They are really beautiful birds with fluffy little beards, muffs, and feet. The male is especially striking with his black and cream feathers. They are all friendly and my rooster is docile and not at all aggressive. This is my first time having Salmon Faverolles and I love them! Highly recommend.

  6. wmcdonald8

    Received 3 chicks plus one extra a week ago. They are still alive and healthy a week later but are slow growers compared to other breeds. I have Oliver egger chicks a week older but three times larger. Cackle always delivers healthy chicks

  7. Mikaela Lemieux

    I ordered 8 female Salmon Faverolle chickens and received nine. Unfortunately, one did pass away early on. As they aged I realized I had a little boy, and honestly could not have been happier! All of my birds are super healthy and full of personality. I love them a lot and will buy from Cackle again!

  8. audra oldham

    The Salmon Faverolles from Cackle are hands down the prettiest i have ever seen from a hatchery. Often you get the darker colored ones that are kind of small and the roosters are almost black. NOT these. Wow is all i can say. ours are about 8 months old now and lay a super dark egg to. I count that as a major plus. If I ever need Favs this is the company i am buying from.

  9. Kim


    Bad, ordered 16 chicks. Since their arrival yesterday (2 DOA) 5 more have died. Horrible investment.

  10. Kimberly F


    My last order was salmon favs and they were cute, friendly and healthy. I am close enough to pick up and they still gave me an extra.

  11. E


    By far, one of my favorite breeds. Adorable fuzzy faces and feet and sweet personalities. They are about three months old, but their personalities are very visible with one of my favorites pullets being a salmon faverolle. Her name is Munchkin, and she seems to have a slight leg deformity that causes her to waddle and occasionally stumble, but she doesn’t let this slow her down. Even though she seems low on the pecking order, she also does not back down when she’s challenged. My other two faverolles are sweet and don’t waddle like Munchkin does. Great breed!

  12. South Mississippi

    Very Happy

    We ordered both Salmon Faverolles and a Silkie Assortment. All arrived in fine shape. We had ordered some pullets along with our straight run, and they were marked with a tiny dab of pink to make them easy to pick out of the bunch.

    We did have more losses than usual with our Faverolle chicks, but they were hardier than the silkies and we lost fewer. Since the losses occurred more than 48 hours after arrival, I don’t think it had anything to do with Cackle Hatchery. Our end result was seven roosters and twelve pullets. (We had ordered six extra pullets and fifteen straight run.) They did include some extra straight run too. The young roos are gorgeous, and you can pick them out as soon as they start growing feathers since they are different colored compared to the pullet chicks. At about 90 days old, the roosters are just starting to crow occasionally (hilarious sounding!) and we’re about halfway to laying age. During the day when they are allowed to run loose, we sometimes have to run interference as we also have three Ameracauna pullets that run the yard and intend to get rid of these younger interlopers. Faverolles are not aggressive at all, whether it is with other chickens or as foragers.

  13. cw

    Too Healthy ! 😉

    I ordered 18 chicks, including 9 Salmon Faverolles chicks (7 pullets and 2 cockerels), all were sexed correctly, and all very healthy. I picked the chicks up at the hatchery, and they included on extra salmon fav.

    I expected to loose a few chicks, but they’ve all stayed very healthy. So now I have too many chickens! But I guess that’s a good problem to have. Note that the Faverolles’ colors are pretty good, with about half of the pullets being lighter, and half being a bit darker.

    The staff at Cackle (on the phone and in person), were very helpful as well.

  14. Carly

    Very Happy

    I ordered 3 female favorelles. They sent 4. One went a little shocky on me but was able to pull her through. They all 4 have survived and are about a month old. They have very silly personalities and the colors are beautiful.

  15. Alison

    Overall great experience

    Since I relied on others’ reviews when placing my order with Cackle Hatchery, I felt obliged to write a review myself. Overall our experience was great! We ordered 3 faverolles and 3 Easter Eggers and received four of each, which was a surprise. However, 2 faverolles died within the first 48 hours. I have read other reviews and see that they are bit more delicate. I tried everything to save them, electrolytes, sugar water, isolating etc. They just never looked good. So we now have 2 faverolles and 4 EE, which is still 6 birds. They are all doing healthy and great, however it appears that one of the EE may be a male. Overall the experience was good, Cackle Hatchery shipped when they said they would, packed the chicks well, and the surviving chicks are robust, healthy and happy.

  16. Amanda

    Great customer service

    So I ordered 7 (1 cockeral and 6 pullets) ..and we are on 3rd week and ended up with 3 cockerals and 4 pullets …bummer …since I paid $ 1 buck more for each pullet……all in all i am happy with my order and hoping these 2 new ones they offered are actually pullets …I understand it’s not 100 on sexing and I am very grateful for them helping me out ..As for the chicks they are in excellent condition …thriving and full of energy …..will continue to order from them ..

  17. Amanda

    Love my chicks

    We made a purchase back in Dec 2017 preorder more likely …and picked them up along with 18 other chicks different breeds…and these are so cute…their color is fantastic but I think they gave me 2 Roos instead of 1 …Might have to call tomorrow morning since I ordered 6 hens and 1 roo …and I only have 5 hens and 2 Roos…but they are doing great…not sure why others had a problem with them dying …ours were perfectly healthy ..then again we did make the drive to pick them up instead of shipping

  18. Victoria

    Adorable little hens!

    I ordered 3 salmon faverolle hens back in April, received 4, unfortunately one did not make it past the first day, but the other 3 have done very well and are now laying the cutest little pink eggs. Unfortunately none of mine turned out to be show quality (too much black in the muff/beard) but they are the cutest little things out there. I call them my little teddy bear chickens due to the fact they are so fluffy and sweet and I love the way they gallop around the pen on their short little legs. If I had more space, I would order more of these.

  19. Frutfarm

    Possibly my favorite order to date

    We ordered Australorps, Easter Eggers, Dominiques, Brown Leghorns, and Salmon Faverolles this time and love them all. We have ordered 3 times since our adventure in chicken keeping began and always end up with all live chicks. The Brown Leghorns are the friendliest BLs I’ve ever been around! Our 1st flock of BLs were pretty flighty, but that never bothered us-we never lost one to a predator. This new set is beyond friendly in comparison. Maybe the other sweet breeds rubbed off on them! Our kids are crazy about all these friendly breeds, as well. Thank you for the top-notch birds and service!

  20. michael

    Fuzzy cheeks and legs

    I ordered three pullets, received 1 extra. I was researching breeds and found that this breed is prone to getting picked on by being on the bottom of the pecking order. I’ll find out. I do notice that they are kind of smaller They are cute with their round little bodies and one is all yellow with a gray/brown spot on her. I named her spot.

  21. Jordan


    I ordered three pullets along with a few other breeds from you and was a little worried about how they would fair. Turns out my worries were for nothing! Out of 19 chicks these gals are the most rambunctious and just the cutest little things! I couldn’t be happier with your customer service and quality. I will definitely be ordering again and recommending you to family and friends!

  22. Sarah

    Interesting Breed

    I received 20 of this breed. 6 died within the first 48 hours, which was pretty traumatic for our family. I was told to order extra because they are fragile. I was happily refunded by Cackle. As for the quality, I have a mix. Most are darker and have speckled chests. Some are in between. I have one that has a cream chest and is a beauty! I must say that I love their cute, curious personalities! I’ve had a lot of chickens and these are the most fun to watch and the cutest.

  23. D

    Healthy, hardy,

    very sweet natured but our girls are too dark of a color for showing , more red then salmon in color, very hardy and have not lost any.

  24. Scn

    Dont buy they die

    I ordered 6 pullets and one roo. All of these chicks are weak compared to the others and they are dropping like flies. The other chicks are pulling through but not the salmon favorelle chicks. I wouldn’t buy these again. I hate seeing chicks die and that’s all this breed is doing right now. I hope I can be refunded or they can send me new chicks. I was really looking forward to them.

  25. softballgrammy

    Beautiful bird.

    I ordered with a co-worker and the Salmon Faverolle was one of the chicks of six I came home with. She is by far the prettiest chick in my flock. She along with the other chicks are now 9 weeks old. She is a little high strung but we adore her anyway. My daughter wanted to call her cheese puff because of her poofy cheeks. Since I am a first time chicken owner, I am not sure I can ever re-purpose these chicks. Maybe later but these gals are going to be here until they die of natural causes.

  26. Annette

    Chick order

    I love love love cackle hatchery will not order from anyone else fret service and always helps my chicks are always so healthy I never lose any! Thank you for all your hard work you do on providing us healthy adorable chicks

  27. Windswept Plains

    Excellent Experience!

    Despite hearing that this breed was prone to dying in transit, I received healthy, happy chicks that have thrived from the time they arrived. They are now adults and breeding, and the quality of these birds are nice enough to show! Wonderful experience and highly recommended!

  28. LeAnna Indiana August 2009

    Regarding my recent order

    I received my order today and I just wanted to say what a great customer service I received from the initial phone call when I placed the order and the helpful lady who talked to me about my order all the way to receiving them today. They all arrived in great shape and looked lively. Once again, great customer service! I will absolutely order from you again. and will recommend you to all my friends. Thanks a lot!

  29. Mona Michigan January 2010

    Salmon Faverolle

    Hello I ordered 15 Salmon Faverolle (10 pullets, 5 straight run) last spring and was pleased you had sent an extra chick as 2 died. I am very happy with the quality of the birds that are now 7 months old. True to type and temperament, they are calm and non- aggressive, good looking and are laying well. Good job with selecting your stock for this breed.

  30. Kristen, Arkansas March 2012

    Attn: Customer Service

    I just wanted to let you know that I received the rest of my order of EE’s and 5 Welsummers this morning and they look absolutely perfect. I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I am one satisfied customer and you guys do a good business. You were generous with the amount of extras you put in my order and you very quickly resolved the mixup in my first shipment at no cost to me. Your service reps are always helpful and take care of any issues immediately. Special thanks to Sharyl in that department. You guys just keep doing what you do best and I will be telling my friends about you!

  31. Sherri, Arkansas March 2013

    Cackle Hatchery

    Good Morning. I just picked up my chicks – 104 healthy chicks arrived on time. Another great shipment from Cackle! Thank you!

  32. Elizabeth Maine March 2014


    I want to tell you how much I like the qualities of your birds and their eggs. I hope that I will have many more amazing years with your chickens! THANK YOU!

  33. Stephanie Colorado Nov 2015


    I ordered a set of 15 Salmon Faverolle chicks straight run from you back in July. You sent 16 chicks and I ended up with 12 pullets and 4 cockerels. Every single one of them is still alive and extremely healthy. I have NEVER had as good luck as this with ordering chicks before! 🙂

  34. Robert Maine May 2011

    Cackle Hatchery

    Thank you so much for the wonderful chicks. They are all so kind. Some of them even will jump into my lap when I make a clicking noise. It is looking good for our chickens. Thank you.

  35. Johnette, Texas May 2015

    Cackle people

    Just to let you know my order was received today and all chicks were in excellent condition! Everyone was healthy and vigorous and seemed happy to be at their new home! Your staff was very pleasant and courteous and we actually received our order a day sooner than expected! Thank you for providing us with quality chicks and great service again!

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