Salmon Faverolle


Canon Rebel XT, 50mm lens

This is “Salmon”, our Salmon Faverolle roo.

(Original namers, aren’t we?)

He’s the lowest roo in the pecking order, and yet he’s most likely the highest maintenance bird we have.

Sunday I was headed back to the house after doing chicken chores. Ava ran over to the stack of round bales and was sniffing up Salmon. I hollered at her to get away from him, and then realized that Salmon wasn’t running away. So I went over to investigate and found that his foot was tangled in a shredded piece of bale tarp.

(Sorry, Ava. Good dog for alerting me.)

Back to the house for a pair of scissors. As I started snipping away the tarp fibers from his foot, I saw that he also had a piece of feed sack string wrapped around his foot. It had tied together two of his toes, and really constricted another toe. So I got that snipped and unwound, too.

Finally he was free. And promptly hid himself amongst the round bales, humiliated.

Even this time of year, when it seems there’s not much going on around here, something’s going on.

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7 Responses to Salmon Faverolle

  1. Caroline says:

    What a gorgeous bird! Good job taking such wonderful care of him. And good for him for allowing you to do it.

  2. Rurality says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Faverolles but hubby is pushing for “no more new chickens”. :(

  3. Kristianna says:

    He *is* beautiful. We named our Salmon Faverolle “Sal”. We aren’t very original either. ;-)K

  4. ang says:

    I love visiting your site! And I love your photo’s one time you had posted or had a link as to where you purchased your camera. Would you mind sending me that information? You have me sold on an SLR. Thank you,AngelaSt. Fairsted Farm

  5. Juli says:

    I’m sure he appreciates you keeping his secret. ;)

  6. Juli, fortunately the chickens do not have internet access in the corncrib. So I don’t think he’ll find out I shared his secret with the world wide web. It’s also fortunate because otherwise they’d probably be IM’ing me all. the. time.

  7. Anonymous says:

    WE HAVE A VERY SHY FAVORELLE ALSO (ALSO LOWEST ROO)HIS NAME IS SAMMY. IT LOOKS LIKE YOURS HAS A ROSE COMB, OR HAD THE POINTS FROSTBITTEN, ALSO LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO OURS. IF IT IS A ROSE, HE ISNT 100% PURE, BUT HE HASEXCELLENT COLORS!