Favaucanas – Great news! August 24, 2012
Last week I told you about my Favaucanas. Favaucanas are half Salmon Faverolles and half Wheaten Ameraucana. We were a little surprised, to say the least, by the overwhelming positive reaction. There were lots of comments on that blog post and on Facebook requesting Favaucana eggs to hatch… and many emails requesting them, as well. Who knew?
Don’t get me wrong–I understand why our readers would want Favauacanas. Actually, my feeling is that if you like backyard chickens… why wouldn’t you want Favaucanas? They’ve been my favorite cross for years: they’re beautiful, friendly, good layers of gorgeous sage green eggs.
Plus, Favaucanas seem to be hardier than Faverolles, and easier to keep in a mixed flock, since they’re not as submissive and prone to getting picked on.
What I didn’t mention last week, though, is anything indicating that I could share Favaucana eggs. My flock is relatively small, and I don’t have the ability to sell fertile eggs on the type of scale My Pet Chicken does. I AM tickled by all the requests, though! Unfortunately, I won’t be offering favaucana eggs from my flock. Don’t be too disappointed, yet–hear me out!
I have good news; news I didn’t mention last week. The truth is that I’ve been trying to twist the arm of our Chief Eggsecutive Officer, Traci, to see if MPC could offer some cross breeds like the Favaucanas. What can I say? I just love mixed breeds, and I love Favaucanas in particular. To help convince her, I gave her some of my Favaucana eggs. My feeling was: who better to charm a chicken lover than an awesome chicken or two? I was sure that if she had some Favaucanas of her own, she’d be convinced in a hurry. She’s also doubtless seen photo after photo of them (because they’re so photogenic)!
Unsurprisingly, Traci LOVED them. So much so that My Pet Chicken will be offering FAVAUCANA CHICKS, starting late spring of 2013.
The first year, they’ll be limited in number, so if you want Favaucanas for your flock, you’ll want to reserve them early. For those of you who want Favaucanas and follow our blog, it’s your lucky day! Everyone who comments on this blog post will be added to a list to be notified about Favaucana availability FIRST, just as soon as we have Favaucana chicks available.
Do you want to be notified when Favaucana chicks are available? If so, please let us know in the comments, and we’ll send you an email late next spring, just as soon as they’re orderable. There is no obligation to buy, but you will get a chance to place your reservations for Favaucana chicks before we announce it to everyone else.
And remember, if you haven’t entered our most recent giveaway, you can enter at last Friday’s blog post!