Faverolles are French breed introduced into England in 1884 and imported into America around 1901. The breed was recognized by the American Poultry Association in two varietie; Salmon in 1914; white in 1981. Faverolles are a medium size with deep compact bodies, feathered shanks and toes, and beards. Faverolles combine early maturity, hardiness, and great egg laying with fine flesh qualities. Hens lay tinted medium-large eggs and are excellent sitters and mothers. They make fine broilers and roasters. Males weigh 8lbs and females weigh 6.5 lbs. They are an active breed but very gentle. Faverolles are listed as threatened on the Livestock Conservation List. They are also known for their 5th toe.
The Cochin was developed in China And recognized in several color patterns: Buff, Partridge, White, Black, Silver Laced, Golden Laced, Blue, Brown, and Barred; by the American Poultry Association in 1874. Cochins are a large breed with an abundance of feathers making it hard for them to fly. They are noted for extremely gentle dispositions. Hens are very broody and are great mothers. They lay large brown eggs and are known for quality meat if harvested between 15-16 months. Cochins will grow to around 12 lbs. Cochins are listed as recovering on the Livestock Conservation List.
The Brahma chicken is often referred to as the “King of All Poultry“ because of its large size, strength, and vigor. Know for feathered shanks and toes and it’s pea comb they have reached 13-14 lbs for hens and 17-18.5 lbs for cocks. The Light and dark Brahma were accepted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1874, it was not until 1924 that the Buff Brahma was accepted. They large roasting fowl, css as pone, or early broilers. Being a large breed Brahmas do not fly. Hens are known to be broody and good sitters and lay medium to large brown eggs. Brahmas are listed as recovering on the Livestock Conservation List.
Our breeding pens are 10’ x 30’ and each pen is separated by 3’ tall metal sides. We have 6 pens on one side and 5 pens on the other side. We use a 2” x 2” netting over the top to keep them not only from not the boy getting out but to deter flying predators.