Favaucanas: what your flock may be missing August 17, 2012

Favaucanas. Boy, do I love them! … what, you’ve never heard of Favaucana chickens?!! I can’t believe it!

Favaucana hen

This beautiful favaucana is named Juliet

Just kidding. I’m not really surprised–naturally, you wouldn’t have heard of Favaucanas. There is no such thing as a Favauacana, not really… at least, not officially. They exist only in my flock, and probably a few other LUCKY small flocks across the country similar to mine. In particular, a few of us here at My Pet Chicken have them in our flocks–because I keep sending Favaucana eggs. And I expect there are a few others around that might have made the same cross.

Favaucana rooster

Who wouldn’t? I mean, look at this gorgeous Favaucana rooster!

Favaucanas are half-faverolles and half wheaten ameraucanas. They look much like Faverolles. They have the same plumage, feathered legs and a fifth toe like Faverolles do. However, their legs are lightly feathered by comparison, and the extra toe is not always there. (Polydactyly is incompletely dominant, so some Favaucanas may have four toes on one foot, and five on the other… or they may have more of a vestigal fifth toe.) But in contrast to Faverolles, Favaucanas have pea combs and the hens lay good numbers of gorgeous, sagey-GREEN, medium to large eggs. They’re cold tolerant and heat tolerant, too. And friendly. Plus, unlike Faverolles, they don’t seem to be quite as likely to fall at the lower end of the pecking order. The Ameraucana in them must give them a little extra self-confidence!

Mine were originally a cross between my favorite Faverolles rooster Gautier, and my favorite Wheaten Ameraucana hens, Lily and Galatea. Galatea was a blue wheaten ameraucana, so she introduced the blue to the salmon coloring in many of by favaucanas. The offspring were so fabulous, that I just kept hatching those babies again and again. And I sent eggs to friends, so they could have some of these beauties, too. I adore them.

There’s just something about them. When you cross your FAVORITE rooster with your FAVORITE hens, there’s something really special about the babies. I love hearing from other people who’ve hatched my Favaucana eggs: invariably, I get to hear how they’re beautiful, friendly, rock solid layers of lovely sagey colored eggs. Seems like, when you’re crossing your own chickens, their babies somehow feel even more like YOUR chicks than any others. I feel like I’m the grandma. Grandma Hen.

Crazy? Okay, yeah. I admit it. It’s a little crazy. But that doesn’t change how I feel. I am a grandma to chickens. I AM, right?

You actually may have some cross breeds in your flock: Easter Eggers, for example. You can get Easter Eggers from us at My Pet Chicken or from almost any hatchery (although other hatcheries are almost invariably dishonest about how they’re labelled). Easter Eggers a type of chicken not bred to any particular standard other than that they should ideally lay blue or green eggs. Red Stars/Golden Buffs are also cross breeds–and very popular! Red Stars lay prolific numbers of brown eggs, and are healthy, friendly birds. And naturally there are other favorite personal crosses out there in other small flocks, created by other pet chicken owners.

For instance, here’s the offspring of a Blue Copper Marans and a blue splash Ameraucana rooster:

Olive egger

She’ll lay olive colored eggs here in a month or two when she begins laying.

This is also a beautiful cross–my first blue splash bird! If she turns out well, I’ll have to make plans to get my hands on more of her. <3



We’d like to offer a set of MPC magnets to three lucky My Pet Chicken blog commenters located in the US!

To enter the contest, comment on this blog post below: tell us, what special cross breed chickens have you created–or do you WISH you could create–in your backyard flock? Three winners will be chosen at random from among the qualifying comments.

Contest ends August 31, 2012. Winners will be contacted via email, and must respond promptly–within 48 hours of notification–to claim their prize. 


Laura Jenkins August 17th, 2012

Soooooo beautiful!!!! Never had faverolles but hear they are very sweet.

Beth August 17th, 2012

I would like to cross breed the silkies with a serama. Picture a tiny version of a silkie but with the posturing of a serama. Yes there are Silkied Seramas already. Who knows for sure.

Ellen August 17th, 2012

What a beautiful bird! I have a Fav pullet whose muff is just starting to grow in and she is beautiful!

Anne Guffey August 17th, 2012

I would love to just raise any chicks from my own girls!!! Since no one is broody I think I need to get a small incubator! 🙂

Lisa M August 17th, 2012

Great idea for a cross! I’ll bet they have great personalities. I would love to have a silkie-crele cross. The feathering of a silkie with crele coloring would be wild! In my flock I have a bantam blue-lace red wyandotte x bantam gray easter-egger. Their little hen-child kept the lace pattern but it’s more pastel than “Dad” was.

Danielle Brenner August 17th, 2012

Ooh..we want faverolles..next spring getting our chick order in to MPC early!

Kyle Bowser August 17th, 2012

I have no roosters 🙁 But I would LOVE an Olive egger!!

Leila Bolster August 17th, 2012

We have crossed our red star and black star hens with our americauna rooster who looks to be part barred rock. We are hoping for some greenies from this bunch along with the good egg laying qualities of the red star. The pullets have just started laying and we have been getting a 2.3 oz green egg from one of them. That is one huge egg from a pullet!!

Lily Plasse August 17th, 2012

We have some fun bantam crosses that we call “Silkiniques.” They are a cross between a Silkie and a Bantam Dominique. Usually they have 5 toes & feathered legs/feet like a Silkie, most have have darker skin almost like a Silkie, but some have lighter skin. They are hard feathered, but their feathering is fluffier and looser than a Dominique’s, their body type is a cross between the two breeds, and they have a crest… but more like that of a Polish or Sultan than a Silkie. Many are barred like the Dominiques, but we’ve also had Blue and Splash, which are very pretty. The hens are also great broodies and moms. They started out as an accident, hatched out from mixed eggs, but they have been such sweet and cute chickens, that people who have gotten them from us request more! People love them!

Sharon August 17th, 2012

Such a beautiful cross! We’re not allowed to have roosters where we are.

Danielle Brenner August 17th, 2012

Hit the comment button before I shared our cross…turken – golden laced polish

moira August 17th, 2012

i just reading about the different things i need to know as well as the interesting stuff i love. this about crossbreeds is great and one day i will look for an egg to hatch…kinda answers a question i had about whether or not the eggs had to be laid in order to be hatched and also if they will help raise chicks introduced or if they will be harmed…thanks for all of it!

jess August 17th, 2012

So now I have to befriend Lissa to get some Favaucana eggs for my incubator….

Holly Jones August 17th, 2012

I would like to cross frizzles and polish

Heather August 17th, 2012

Wow! Absolutely LOVE! I’ve been wanting Favorelles, but unfortunatly, I’m full at the moment. I have 6 almost 6 week old chicks that are crossed between a blue/splash bantam cochin roo and a bantam rir – they all are dark gray with only one having the lighter blue/splash and they’re all feather legged! They are so sweet! Need to take them to the sale, but it’s soooo hard to have to let them go! We also have a beauty of a roo who is crossed with the bantam rir hen and a full size wheaten americauna roo – he turned out completly red, but has all the feathering of his dad, complete with muff and beard – so handsome!

Gwen August 17th, 2012

I want 1. I have always wanted to cross a polish crested with our silkies or our fizzles.

jaelle August 17th, 2012

we have 11 chickens… none are the same breed.. so im super excited to see what happens lol!! who knows what kind of chicks we will get! 🙂 love my chickens! this favaucana is gorgeous! we have an ameracauna and she is such a lovey… she wants to be held constantly!!! 🙂

Gwen August 17th, 2012

Oh, and I want some of those eggs as well. 🙂

Sandy Abell August 17th, 2012

I love all my EE’s! Don’t have any eggs but would love to cross them with my FBCM!

Valerie Haines August 17th, 2012

I wonder what a cross between a polish and an easter egger would look like! Easter egger with a bouffant?

Judi Kuhl August 17th, 2012

I would like to cross my Delaware’s with my Easter Eggers – I think the babies would be very interesting! I am a backyard chicken person though, so no roosters allowed for us. 🙁

Coleen Head August 17th, 2012

I would think that my EE, which has awesome mutton chops, would produce adorable offspring with a Silkie.

James Steele August 17th, 2012

We have sizzles. Cross between a silky and frizzle Cochin.

Brooke Fabian August 17th, 2012

Can you send me an email? I’d love to buy some eggs from you.

Carol S August 17th, 2012

I have a silkie/cochin cross. She is so sweet and is tiny! Have called her Baby because nothing else seems to fit. She always looks like she has been out singing in a punk rock band all night when I let them out in the morning! Just love her!

Julie F. August 17th, 2012

I have an ADORABLE black fluffy chick. Mom was full size EE, dad a black silkie. We named her Yang because there was a white chick hatched at the same time (Yin). Yang has very fluffy feet and fluffy cheeks. I thought she might outgrow the cuteness but she’s a teen now and still uber cute!

Scott P. August 17th, 2012

Would love some of these. Is there such a thing as a stud service for Chickens? I don’t want any Roosters right now, but would love to see my chicks raise some chicks.

Ellen August 17th, 2012

We have made 2 crosses here: 1 good and one less so. I have crossed a Barred Rock Rooster w/ a Buff Laced Polish hen. These are the Guckers (george was the dad and Tucker the mother). They all turned out white w/ a partial polish top knot- kinda ugly and the roosters are very noisy and almost meatless. The hens are good layers of off- white eggs however. My other cross was the same roo w/ my Easter egger hens. The offspring lay olive eggs, have pea combs (less frost bite) and barred coloring and the roosters mature quickly and are fair for eating. They are the Barred Rockacaunas. I really like this cross!
The easter egger crossed w/ anything else seems to put a little more vigor and spunk into the offspring. They seem to avoid the predators here longer than the rest and are great foragers, too.

Ellen August 17th, 2012

Valerie- we had that cross. A buff laced polish w/ our blue wheaten (ish) easter egger. She was quite pretty- white w/ slate blue grey legs, a partial tophat and an evil glint in her eye. She was the smallest of that generation but near the top of the pecking order and always trying to move up.

Michael August 17th, 2012

I wonder what a Brahma and an Andalusian would look like. I bet it would be pretty!

Earl HAndy August 17th, 2012

I would love to cross a copper Marans with The English Game Fowl and that should give you a fighting breed that lays brown eggs. I would never fight roosters but I had a young English game fowl that I found along the road that was hit by a car which I nursed back to health. It grew up into a hansom rooster who let anyone handle him but liked to fight all the other neighborhood roosters. That bird was my first chicken and the best pet I ever had. I named him Chooker (Australian for chicken) and he had the greatest personality. despite his relatively small size of about 4 lbs he kept all the cats in the area out of my yard. Breeding him with a copper marans would produce a larger bird with the same beautiful coloration and a fighting spirit to keep my hens safe. English Game fowls don’t have feathers on their feet like the Marans so I am not sure how the cross would turn out in that regard.

deanna August 17th, 2012

My favorite of all times is breeding. A Frizzle rooster with a silkie hen. You get a Sizzle! A face only a mother could love, lol

Tierney Clark August 17th, 2012

I’v wondered what a Rhode Island Red and a White Leghorn woud look like. I’d love to have a hen similar to a Barred rock but red and white. The picture above is such a beautiful bird!
Is there any way to get a couple chicks from this “homemade” Favaucana breed? I love them!!

Heather Harris August 17th, 2012

My rooster has not yet matured but I can’t wait to see what wonderful new members he creates. I have some Americanas and mabe I to will be lucky enough to have a favaucana in my flock. Heather

Alicia L August 17th, 2012

So far, my favorite cross is my bantam old English game bird hen and my showgirl roo.
The baby is about 14 weeks old and incredibly adorable. She has regular, non-silkie feathers, black skin, the naked neck and is super duper tiny.

Michael Schultz August 17th, 2012

This is my first Blue Splash Maran. They are gorgous. I’ll see how they produce.

Alice Brown August 17th, 2012

So beautiful! I cannot wait until we have chickens again. I miss them so much running around the yard and the roosters crowing. My favorite is the white Brahmas & Cochins. But really any chicken will do.

Laura N August 17th, 2012

We have two roosters (a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red) in with our older hens. Our Barred Rock hatched four eggs 6 weeks ago. One pullet is pure white (Mom must be a White Leghorn), one is golden, and there are two golden roosters with white flecks. I’d like to see a cross of one of our Blue- laced Wyandottes and Buff. Or next summer our Jersey Giant rooster and one of our Americaunas, or our Faverolle rooster with our white Leghorn.

Valerie Haines August 17th, 2012

I just saw pix of a naked neck silkie cross!!!!! I want to do that hehe!!!!

Laurie August 17th, 2012

I have an Orpington who is a cross between a BBS rooster (he’s a big shiny black boy) and a Buff hen. Her head is blue, her hackles are red and her backside is blue. She’s currently sitting on eggs and I’m hoping some are actually hers – once someone starts a nest they all join in so no telling which hen is the layer. I really want to cross my silky rooster with an Orpington hen – I’ve seen these and they are fluffy like Orps but have a small topknot and an extra toe and some fuzzy feet.

Kayce August 17th, 2012

I want to try the Faverolle-Araucana cross too. They are so beautiful! I’m jealous!

Donna August 17th, 2012

Love those crosses!! We have a gorgeous Black Favorelle hen that we want to cross with a friends awesome standard Polish roo. Her beautiful black and green irredescent feathers and his gorgeous multicolored crest would surely equal some gorgeous offspring. Plus, the egg output would be great. Of course, our chicks would never get spoiled……..well, maybe just a little. Ok a Lot. Just can’t help but spoil them rotten. 🙂

Kristin August 17th, 2012

I want to see a brahma x easter egger.

deana August 17th, 2012

I had a really pretty hen a few years ago where the dad was a Welsummer and mom was a Rhode Island Red. She has such beautiful feathers. I wanted to breed her to another welsummer x RIR but she passed before I had the chance.
I am wanting to see Frizzle with a Silkie
millie Fleur D’Unncle x a black cochin

Anna August 17th, 2012

I would like to cross a serama with a Turken or showgirl. How cute would that be?

Michelle George August 18th, 2012

I have an Americauna Roo who is white/grey/red. I crossed him with an Australorp hen and got Blue Australorps. I love them! Currently I am waiting to see what comes of the Red Ranger Roo mixed with the Australorp hens. Also, Barred Rock Roo with Australorp hens. I think they will all make good layers as well as for meat!

Jennifer August 19th, 2012

We had a hen that brooded everyone’s eggs in the barn. Of course our chickens all run free around the barn. These birds are black with brown spots, and they have part of a polish top notch. They are quite the sight to see 🙂

Jennifer August 19th, 2012

I saw a silkie mixed with a turken at the Kentucky State Fair. It was pretty cool. I’d like to recreate that to have a hen. I don’t want a rooster because turken cocks tend to tear up the hens during breeding.

Maxus August 19th, 2012

Send me an email!!! I really love your faverolle/ameracuna

Peggy Moyer August 19th, 2012

My strangest mix was a Black Langshan with a blue cochin, I got a really large roo, who had a very disagreeable disposition for some reason. Very beautiful bird though, have since lost him to a bobcat~ He was large black with very feathered feet and bare legs~ lol

Amanda Carpenter August 19th, 2012

I love this cross! They look so cute with their puffy cheeks. I think you guys should offer this cross as an olive egger type chicken on your website. I bet they would be a big seller!

Shannin Rettig August 19th, 2012

Mnext chick will be a faverolle!! so adorable!!

Donna Rogers August 19th, 2012

I have created cochin/silkie mixes :O
we have a very sweet cochin rooster & a few very pretty silkie hens
now we have 4 mixes of them and they are very pretty looking chickens 😉

Colene August 19th, 2012

I was going to say your first photo of your chickens face looks alot like one of our easter egg layers face with the puffy cheeks 🙂 Love those chickens!

leslie williams August 19th, 2012

I use t o keep all my breeds separate. But when I started loosing some to predators I started mixing them and have created some sweet breeds.

Terri August 19th, 2012

I have crossed my Cuckoo Maran with all of my chickens. I have an Austrolorp, two RIR, Cuckoo Marans, Easter Eggers, Sex Links, B. Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Welsumers and Barnvelders. I love the size of the chickens their hardiness in cold weather and of course I love and so does everyone else, the variations in colors they get when they buy a doz eggs. I would love to find some Favorelles and Wheatons. Then we have our smaller chickens, Mille Fleurs, Bantam Cochins and Banty Porcelains. We are crossing them this spring just to see what the chicks will look like. Can’t wait to see.

mike August 19th, 2012

We have a couple of new White crested Blue Polish/ Blue Laced Wyandotte chicks running around. We let a BLW hen free range in the yard and had 2 WCBP cockerls running loose also and must have had a secret rendevous. The hen secretly brooded the eggs under a cedar tree, the whole 3 weeks we thought something had got her. The chicks are too small to know exactly what they’re going to look like but they are black and u can start to see a lil “boof” hairstyle. Ill post pics to MPCs wall soon.

Debra Neal August 19th, 2012

My rooster is a Barred Rock and he is mating with my two black Australorps and my Easter Egger! So I’m not sure what I’ll be getting??? 🙂

Carol S August 19th, 2012

I have a Red Cochin Bantam Frizzle (Georgie Q) that I can not wait until he and my Partridge Silkie (Yashi) have little sizzles!

Robyn August 19th, 2012

The rooster is beautiful! I have Rhode Island Reds and Dominique. No rooster…..yet!

Shelene W August 19th, 2012

I have a young Light Brahma roo and a young columbian wyandotte roo that I’m excited to see cuddle up to any of my flock.

Mellissa August 19th, 2012

I am just getting started and some of my older hens are just now laying eggs. I have an awesome group of severa different rare bantam breeds (that are currently 8 weeks) thanks to the hatchery choice special I recieved. I have some very rare Bantam Sicilian Buttercups that I would like to outcross but I am not sure with what! I have Black tailed buff japs, Porcelain d’Uccles, Millies, Turkens, Sumatra’s (bantam), Columbian Wyandottes (bantam), Black frizzle & also Barred Cochins (bantam), and a few I have not yet identified. Maybe a Barred cochin and Sicilian cross? That could be some interesting coloring!

Brenda Duncan August 19th, 2012

I have several breeds of chickens that have all mixed together. I’m not sure what you would call them. I just like a having all different types of chicks. My best brooders are of course my silkys, they will set on allmost any egg, and I think they make the best mothers.

Darcy August 19th, 2012

I would love to cross a Barred Rock with manybother breeds to see what I get. I love the speckled look 🙂

Chris August 19th, 2012

I have a Mottled Cochin/Ameracauna pullet hatched May 4th, 2012. I would love an Oliver Egger.

Allison W. August 19th, 2012

I have two favorite crosses. My True araucana rooster with lavendar Ameraucanas and my RIR Rooster with my black Australorp hens= look just like FBC marans but amazing layers and mothers!

Rachael August 19th, 2012

I would love to cross a Jersey Giant and a Copper Maran, maybe a giant chocolate egg? Wish I could have Roos where I live at.

Kelly August 19th, 2012

I wish I could cross my Brahmas with my blue Andalusian. I think that would make for a beautiful girl that lays nice good size eggs regularly.

joan taylor August 19th, 2012

We crossed our Barred Rock with our Easter Eggers. The resulting roo who’s name is Jerry Garcia. He is the most beautiful Roo has a sort of psychadelic look to him. the little hennies from the same cross look very Easter Egger , have green legs but lay brown eggs, which is a disappointment.

Cheryl Lindsay August 19th, 2012

I just love the large personalies and size of my 3 Rhode Island Reds, but Love the feathers on a Frizzle or Silkie. So I that’s what I would cross!
Thanks for having the fun contests!!

Tracey August 19th, 2012

I’d love a cross of a Black Australorp and a Ameracauna! What a sweet bird that would be!

Beth Burnham August 19th, 2012

We started with RIR’s and Barred Rocks and one Buff Orpington rooster. Kept the Buff and then added a couple of EE hens. Hatched my first chickens last year. THOSE hens are all crosses and the rooster I chose to keep is 1/2 Buff Orpington and 1/2 EE.

From those girls I hatched their eggs this year. I have simply the prettiest chicks growing up. We ended up with a couple of Aracanas that my grand girls talked me into and the cross of them and the rooster I kept are simply beautiful. All the chicks are now about 3 1/2 months old and really getting their size and their personalities. Very curious, all of them. I go in and sit with them at least once a day. And at night when I lock up there are three that won’t go in until I get out there to pet them.

I can tell you that I am enjoying these mixed birds so much more than my original flock of purebred birds. I think because I feel like they are mine!!

I am checking the block below to prove I am human….now I will finally know for sure!

James August 19th, 2012

If I were aloud to have roosters, living in las vegas=no no, I would love to cross a polish with a silkie. That crazy polish head dress with the silkie’s fluffy feathers would be great!!!

Jamie August 20th, 2012

I have no roosters, but some favorite hens. I would love to see a cross of an EE and an australorp or delaware because they would be really sweet birds but still have a little attitude. Or a golden laced wyandotte with an australorp (such beautiful birds those would be). Or a cuckoo maran and an EE. I wonder if the eggs would be a richer color?

Barbara S August 20th, 2012

I have a little red frizzle that is the sweetest thing! I want to get him a couple silky hens and make “sizzles”!!!!

Kevin H August 20th, 2012

I crossed my Barred Rock Rooster with my Rhode Island Red hens and the roosters that came from that are beautiful. With their red and black plumage and a couple of bright white feathers on top of their large tails. They are king of the yard.

Katrien August 20th, 2012

We love our Silkie x D’Uccle cross – gorgeous and sweet little things! And our Red Star is just a doll – she follows us around like a pet dog would.

Wish I’d have had access to the Faverolle x Ameraucana cross… LOVE Faverolles and LOVE those colored eggs but living in the city limits the number of birds we can have. So instead I’m raising a Faverolle chick for a friend and keeping my Easter Egger. 🙂

Kelli C. August 20th, 2012

I am a wildlife rehabber who is also crazy about chickens. Every once in a while we get a call about chickens that have fallen off the truck on the way to processing or injured chickens. Even though they aren’t wildlife I gladly take them in. I usually can’t identify the breed mixed, but they are always beautiful.

Kristen E. Martin August 20th, 2012

I’ve got 3 silver-cuckoo marans/Dominique hybrids. They’re only 3-months-old, so I don’t know if they’re cockerels or pullets, but they’re mostly black. One has a speckled white neck, one has a speckled white breast and yellow legs and one’s mostly black.

Lily August 20th, 2012

I want to cross my favorite buff orpington sunny with my favorite black silkie rooster pebble.

Carol Flamnig August 20th, 2012

We crossed our blue copper Marans rooster with a wheaten Easter egger. My friend has a lovely blue olive egger from the cross.

Chrissy Billich August 20th, 2012

Boy oh boy the possibilities are endless!! I would LOVE to take my bantam silver duckwing rooster “Dink” and cross him with our salman faverolle “Samantha”. I would want the courage of Dink and the calmness of Samantha. I would like the Faverolle looks with size of the Bantam Duckwing. I have so many wonderful birds it’s hard to choose who I would like to breed. I have a wonderful Barred Rock named Barbie and I would love to breed her with a Hamburg to see what I get!

Susan Richmond August 20th, 2012

We just had two Polish-Orpington’s hatch. Dad is a white crested black polish and mom is a HUGE buffy!. They have red fuzzy heads, dark brown bodies and a black racing stripe down their back!

Teresa Sharp August 20th, 2012

I really want to breed Phickens – a cross between pheseants and chickens!

Sara August 20th, 2012

I want to cross Cuckoo Marans with Americana and hatch some olive eggers! Really, if I can get ANY eggs to hatch – I’ll be happy.

vicki shows August 20th, 2012

My plans are to mate my blue layers to my Black Copper Marans rooster that I have ordered from ya’ll (My Pet Chicken) due to arrive Sept. 6-8th. Maybe next spring I will be hatching olive-green eggers! I am so excited, I have my fingers crossed that all goes as planned…lol

Angela Eubank August 20th, 2012

I have Welsummer/ Buff Orpington cross that are really pretty.

Jennifer Solano August 20th, 2012

Well, I love Dominique’s and my 10 yr old love silkies so she want me to breed my Dom roo to her 2 silkies (1 black 1 grey/blue). She wants to see if we can make striped Silkies……….”they’d be like fluffy zebras” she says.

Dawn Sturgill August 20th, 2012

I would love to have some of these!!! There beautiful hope I can win some. Chickens are my favorite animals.

poochgrmr August 20th, 2012

I ordered a variety from you and also included 3 EE’s with one being a roo.
I hope to cross with my girls and produce my own EE’s. I have…Speckled Sussex, RIR’s, Australorps and BPR’s.

Lissa! I love this post. Faverolles are one of my favorite breeds and the fact that your Favaucanas now have a bit more gumption due to the Ameraucana genes just makes me love them more! Neat job !

We just got our first Olive Egg yesterday from one of the Olive Eggers I hatched in March. That is the extent of our experimentation.


marilyn stewart August 20th, 2012

I have a RIR/Buff Orpington Roo. His color is a very dark copper, his tail has the black feathers of the RIR. I am going to try him with my black EE, my penciled EE and my RIR.

Then my other roo is a hamburg spangled. He will be put with of cousre my other HS, but I think my Lakenvelder my white faced black spanish.

Both are only 4 months old so it will be a few months.

But I like the favacauunas. I want a few fun mutts in my flock-but for the most part the show birds will be spearated by breeds.

RUSSELL FOUREAGLES August 20th, 2012

I have been crossing Ameraucana roosters with bared rock hens . they just hatched out and 2 look like Ameraucana rocks and 2 look like ameraucana. they are only 5 days old so it will be a bit before I know if they will be hen or roosters, but cant wait to see how they turn out.

Kaitlin Jenkins August 20th, 2012

I have a wheaten americauna hen and she is my favorite, so sweet and friendly. Smart too! I love your Fauvicanas, they’re beautiful!

Maria Martinez August 20th, 2012

Lissa how would one get one of ur eggs for such a beautiful chicken. i would love to have one since her feathering is beautiful and since they are so sweet would love to purchase some eggs from u if at all possible. I am in north carolina and would pay for all shipping. thanks, maria

Patty Rhodes August 23rd, 2012

Faverolles and Wheaten Ameravcanas Your rooster is beautiful

marilyn stewart August 24th, 2012

Love em

Kristin August 24th, 2012

I’d like to try cossing a white leghorn and an easter egger. it would probably take a couple of generations, but a layer of lots of pale colored eggs would be great!

Kevin Lee August 24th, 2012

I have only one EE in my flock of ten who also lays green eggs (to go with my ham). I’d really like to cross my EE with a Golden Comet since I’m really into the production amount my GC’s lay. Also, my Welsummer lays a much lighter colored brown egg with speckles….could she also be a cross breed?

G. Cardova August 24th, 2012

We would love faverolles..Already made a note for next spring chicks order. It would be interesting to cross a silkie with faverolles…

Tiffany Burchell- The Egg Basket August 24th, 2012

I love your favacaunas! What a great cross! 🙂 We have a Rhode Island Red/ Brown Leghorn Crossed Rooster and we adore him :). We didn’t plan to cross breed, we bought him from our breeder when he was just a week old. We mostly have rare/heritage breeds or “show” breeds with a couple of layers mixed in that a friend gave us after a homeschool project including hatching chicks. We have Little John (our RIR/BLH cross) because my daughter saw him and fell in love ;). He’s quite the handsome and bold young roo. 🙂 He may not be a heritage breed but so adorable and a great protector already at his young age of 11 weeks! We LOVE Salmon Faverolles but have had some bad luck with them- as you said, they’re not the hardiest breed. However, 🙂 after my kiddos read your article 🙂 they want to try to cross my daughter’s SF roo when he’s old enough with my son’s gorgeous Silver Ameracauna hen 🙂 so who knows 😉 maybe we’ll have a beautiful new silver favacauna in a few months 🙂 Thanks!

Chel Bess August 25th, 2012

Pretty cross! I have Faverolles, and love them. Now I have a new chicken to add to my “wish list!” It might be fun to make a Favarizzle (FaverollesXFrizzle)!

Aurelia August 26th, 2012

I would love to have a favacana silkie crosss and people that work at mypetchicken please start a make ur own mix

Mary Etta August 26th, 2012

These new chickens are beautiful I want baby chicks in the Spring Please add me to a waiting list. I love my Ameraucanas. I have Black, Splash, Blue pure show quality chickens that are 13 weeks old. Just getting starting.

helen chavis August 30th, 2012

i have some silkies and white crested black polish chickens i plan to mix in the spring i cant wait to see how they turn out 😀 and PLEASE let me know when you have the Favaucana eggs for sale they are sooo cute.

Debi Crane September 3rd, 2012

I have got to have some of these. So excite for a new breed. Please, please, please put me on the list to get some. I hope to get chicks for I am not set up to hatch eggs…

Sarah A September 8th, 2012

How many and what size eggs do they lay?

Renee September 17th, 2012

So do ya think you could talk My Pet Chicken into carrying olive eggers, I so need them.

Lissa September 17th, 2012

Without saying too much, Renee, I’ll just say that I PROMISE I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

Sylvia Stevenson October 2nd, 2012

Can you notify My Pet Chicken (or whoever) that I am interested in being notified when the Favaucanas become available?– I was thinking about getting a Favorelle but changed my mind since I don’t want to limit myself too much to other types of breeds (though I am going for fairly gentle, easy going breeds) and I don’t won’t Favorelles to get hurt. These would be really great since I’ve heard that sometimes Easter Eggers can not always have good temperments though most do, though I was planning on getting a couple of those. PLZ PUT ME ON YOUR LIST. THANKS!
Sylvia Stevenson

Melanie Rodgers October 3rd, 2012

I would love to be notified when you have Favaucanas..they are beautiful!


Amber October 3rd, 2012

A faverolle with anything that would keep their beautiful personality and allow them to strive in a mixed flock.

Chris KG October 3rd, 2012

I LOVE my 2 Easter eggers, and I would thoroughly enjoy adding these to my flock !
Please put me on the list for next spring !!!

Maria G villafuerte October 4th, 2012

Its so exciting to have found this web site. My husband & I have started keeping chickens. He started it after having suffered a stroke and needed something to keep himself busy, and at the same time relieve stress as he loves to care for them.
I’ve used your ideas for building a coop found throughout the sites, and suggested feeding for them. We are also gaining much needed info on their care.
Thank you
Angel & Maria

Pam October 4th, 2012

I sure want to be notified when you have Favaucanas early next spring. Do you have any information on Welsummer chickens to? I loved the dark colored eggs.

Sarah October 4th, 2012

I loved the pictures of this breed and would love to add some to my flock!

Janet October 11th, 2012

Wow…beautiful!…I need a few of these hens.

CMP November 17th, 2012

Looking for interesting hardy breed. Looks like it found it!

CATHY STEEN November 17th, 2012

i want to be on your list for the favaucannas when they become available.

Mary Vann November 19th, 2012

I called to speak with Lissa lat week when I saw these chickens! I would love three or four eggs! Please notify me asap!
I am ready to sign up for the chicks! I would even like a Rooster!

just email me at the above address!
Thanks for all your help always with my dumb bird questions!


Kim March 18th, 2013

I had a realy weird looking half bantam, half Rhode red. It wasn’t that nice, but it did lay THE strangest eggs I’ve ever seen!

Kayla Guerra March 26th, 2013

I have 3 eggs in my incubator due to hatch this Thursday their from my white Ameriaucana hen GG I’m hoping their crossed with my Faverolle rooster Chip if not their from my Silver Grey Dorking male Rocky! Its so exciting seeing what mixing the breeds bring!

Kim March 30th, 2013

Awesome!! Mine hatch tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brandi Adkin April 27th, 2013

I crossed a standard blue cochin with a ameraucana and got some lovely birds;]

Brieanna April 4th, 2014

I have bred my salmon faverolles rooster to my Barred Rock hen and got a beautiful Barred Faverolles Roosters I’m hoping to do the breeding again to get a few hens. I am hoping to bred my Faverolles Hen to my Barred Favrolles and see if the barring stays. I have a clutch of eggs in the incubator. Bred to one of my Ameraucana Roosters, a black and gold, I bred myself. After several breeding I’m hoping to have a golden polish that not only lays colored eggs but one that is more cold tolerant then the polish normally is.

Judy August 25th, 2016

My Spitzhausen Americauna cross just hatched out some of her own eggs, some favacaunas and some black sex link all bred by my Ameracauna rooster. Got 10 in total that she hatched out successfully so it will be interesting to see how they turn out!

[…] and they are wonderful. You won’t find these at another hatchery—not yet! But heck when Lissa first wrote about her Favaucanas for MPC in 2012, we didn’t have them either. But she sent eggs to MPC’s owner, Traci… and Traci […]

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