Monday, June 15, 2009


Of all the chicks in the brooder, the Salmon Faverolles are the chillest little dudes. Little downy puffs under their eyes give them a relaxed, squinty expression. They are described variously as "docile" and "genteel." If there is a chick lying down while eating, chances are it's a Salmon Faverolle.

They other thing about Salmon Faverolles--besides being called "genteel" and enjoying breakfast in bed and sporting little eye puffs--the other thing is that they have crazy toes. This little guy and his buddy came inside recently to sleep through the end of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. (The movie is fascinating but a bit deep for baby chickens; I wouldn't recommend it for your own chicks unless you think they will sleep through it too.) Anyway, click to enlarge if necessary, and check out the multiplicity of toes in the background. Faverolles have five toes, giving them one up on their four-toed compatriots.

But I have saved the best for last: the MAIN thing about Salmon Faverolles is how they look when they grow up. Prepare yourself, if you can, FOR: The Minister of Silly FACE!

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