This wonderful breed is a delight to behold; with their classic face muffling, feathered legs, gentle natures and big personalities.
This wonderful breed is a delight to behold with their classic face muffling, feathered shanks, outer toe feathering, gentle natures and big personalities. They are a French breed originating around 1886 from careful cross breeding (that included Houdans and Dorkings) to get a high performance dual purpose fowl. Faverolles make excellent pets. Their docile nature often results in them being easily bullied by more dominant, energetic breeds. They seem to be happy when confined to smaller runs but like any fowl enjoy time out to free range. Faverolles come in various colours: ermine, black, white, buff with salmon being the most widely kept colour.
We have kept the salmon faverolles for many years but recently due to time contraints have cut back on our breed numbers and sadly we no longer keep these lovely birds. We adored their quirky looks, chatty personalities and the beautiful, creamy plumage of the salmon hens. We have found them to be average layers and not as prolific as their counterparts overseas. The day old chicks are gorgeous and blonde in colour sporting fluffy slippers (feathered feet). They are quick to feather and the colour of their plumage soon determines their sex: pullets (salmon/creamy) and cockerels (black/brown colouring.) We have found the gentle nature of this breed has allowed us to run more than one rooster in with the hens. A docile, friendly breed, easy to handle with a calm disposition and, in our opinion, the teddy bear of chook breeds. Please note we no longer keep this breed.
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12/12/2017 by Wilfried
Thanks for the additional guidance on incubating eggs when I phoned, great chatting to another chicken-mad folk. My eggs arrived in perfect condition.
30/11/2017 by Kelly
Everything all good, eggs ordered and arrived no problem at all.
28/11/2017 by Mark
Items received as described on the website.
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The instruments corrected our calibration on the incubator.
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27/11/2017 by Peter
Great service and advice, just need the duck to do her bit
23/11/2017 by Chris
Absolutely delighted with my gorgeous red egg skelter and super prompt service! Thank you
15/11/2017 by Valerie
We ordered an eglu cube and run recently and expected it to take some time to make it down what must be the worst bit of any state highway in NZ, but no it was here in Christchurch delivered to home in two days. These coops are a breeze to assemble, done solely by girl power, and what's more the silkie teenagers love it.
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13/11/2017 by Margaret
Thank you Appletons for helping out with our chooks. Advice and product did the trick!
07/11/2017 by JACQUES
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07/11/2017 by Jenette
we ordered extensions and covers for our coop and run we bought about 12 months ago. They are sturdy when erected and easy for two to assemble. The covers are great and for around the bottom of the coop itself. From start to finish the process is just great.
06/11/2017 by Pamela
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