خروس فاورول Faverolles
خروس فاورول Faverolles
نام انگلیسی: Faverolles
نام فارسی: فاورول
خروس فاورول Faverolles خصوصیات: این نژاد در اصل نژادی دو منظوره است که در دهکدهای از ایالت فاورول در شمال فرانسه به وجود آمده و در سال ۱۸۸۶ وارد انگلستان شده است. این پرنده بیشتر شکل و قواره ای چارگوش دارد و این امر به علت آن چشمی نارنجی دارند و فقط گونه های ابی و سیاه چشمی تیره دارند. ساق پا و پنجه سفید است و فقط در گونه های آبی و سیاه تیره است.
Quoting from wikipedia Faverolles chicken
Faverolles are classified as a heavy breed and have a beard, muffs, feathered feet and five toes per foot, rather than the usual four. Faverolles are well adapted both to confinement or free range. When battery cages began to be used at the very beginning of the twentieth century, Faverolles tolerated the close confinement better than the Houdan breed. Thus, the Faverolles was the primary breed which produced eggs for the Paris market during the early part of the century. Although primarily kept today as an ornamental and exhibition breed, it remains an excellent layer, as well as a fine meat chicken. The most common color is Salmon. The plumage of salmon females is mainly brown and creamy white. The males are darker, with black, brown, and straw-colored feathers.
Other varieties, including white, black, ermine, cuckoo, splash and blue also exist. Hens are good winter layers of medium-sized, light brown to pinkish eggs. Some cocks are the quietest of all breeds and Faverolles are also known for their extreme docility. As a result, they tend to get bullied in a mixed flock for being so gentle and friendly. They thrive in groups with other Faverolles, or perhaps, with other docile breeds such as the Sussex.
Because of their gentleness Faverolles have become a popular breed of chicken to keep as a pet, especially for children. They are also enjoying increasing popularity with people who keep small home flocks, who favor dual purpose breeds which are well suited to both egg production and use as meat. Faverolles are considered to be very good layers, a well-cared for Faverolles hen will lay approximately four eggs per week.
According to the standards of the Poultry Club of Great Britain, British Faverolles cocks weigh 4.08–۴.۹۸ kg (9–۱۱ lb), cockerels 3.4–۴.۵۳ kg (7.5–۱۰.۰ lb), hens 3.4–۴.۳ kg (7.5–۹.۵ lb) and pullets 3.17–۴.۰۸ kg (7–۹ lb); bantam cocks weigh 1130–۱۳۶۰ g and hens 907-1133 g. The Australian and United States standards call for a slightly smaller bird, but still a relatively large chicken. The Australian standard specifies that cocks weight from eight to ten pounds, hens six and a half to eight and a half pounds. The American Poultry Association standard is eight pounds for cocks, six pounds for hens.