- Salmon Faverolle Chicken
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
Salmon Faverolle Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- 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.
- ALBC: Threatened 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.
Thanks Review by 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. (Posted on 11/26/2019)
Favorites! Review by 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! (Posted on 6/26/2019)
Very Happy Review by South Mississippi
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. (Posted on 6/27/2018)
Too Healthy ! ;) Review by cw
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. (Posted on 6/12/2018)
Very Happy Review by Carly
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. (Posted on 6/5/2018)
Overall great experience Review by Alison
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. (Posted on 5/14/2018)
Great customer service Review by Amanda
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 .. (Posted on 3/30/2018)
Love my chicks Review by Amanda
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 (Posted on 3/23/2018)
Adorable little hens! Review by Victoria
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. (Posted on 12/16/2017)
Possibly my favorite order to date Review by Frutfarm
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! (Posted on 8/14/2017)
Fuzzy cheeks and legs Review by michael
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. (Posted on 5/18/2017)
Adorable! Review by 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! (Posted on 5/18/2017)
Interesting Breed Review by Sarah
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. (Posted on 4/7/2017)
Healthy, hardy, Review by D
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. (Posted on 3/30/2017)
Dont buy they die Review by Scn
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. (Posted on 3/2/2017)
Beautiful bird. Review by softballgrammy
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. (Posted on 8/19/2016)
Chick order Review by Annette
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 (Posted on 3/8/2016)
Excellent Experience! Review by Windswept Plains
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! (Posted on 1/30/2016)
Regarding my recent order Review by LeAnna Indiana August 2009
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! (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Salmon Faverolle Review by Mona Michigan January 2010
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. (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Attn: Customer Service Review by Kristen, Arkansas March 2012
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! (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Sherri, Arkansas March 2013
Good Morning. I just picked up my chicks - 104 healthy chicks arrived on time. Another great shipment from Cackle! Thank you! (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Thanks! Review by 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! (Posted on 11/18/2015)
Curious Review by 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! :) (Posted on 11/18/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Robert Maine May 2011
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. (Posted on 11/11/2015)
Cackle people Review by Johnette, Texas May 2015
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! (Posted on 11/9/2015)