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What is Salmon Faverolles Chicken Breed

What is Salmon Faverolles Chicken Breed

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The Faverolles hen comes from the eponymous town located in Eure-et-Loir, France. This municipality is proud of Faverolles and dedicates a page of its website to this breed of hen with many qualities. But what exactly are the strengths of this famous breed? Can it find its place in a breeding project? Breed Origin and History: Creation of the Faverolles Breed The Faverolles breed of hens comes from the Houdan breed. Faverolles is a town located about ten kilometers south of Houdan, a town in Yvelines considered to be an important center for poultry farming. Already known under Louis XIII in the 17th century, Houdan had its heyday in the 1870s. The whole of Paris was then looking for fatty and plump hens, with very tender flesh: 600,000 Houdan were sold between 1872 and 1873. The “moth...