Beanwood Faverolles

Faverolles and Brahmas

British Faverolles Standard - 2007

British faverolles Standard - 2007


BREED NAME: FAVEROLLES

ORIGIN: France

CLASSIFICATION: Heavy Breed. Soft Feathered. Semi-sitters.

EGG COLOUR: Tinted.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS:

The general breed characteristics & recognised colour varieties detailed after the Standard Weights apply equally to large and bantam Faverolles.

SIZE Standard weights.

Large fowl: Male Cockerel 7.5lbs to 10 lbs.

Cock 9 lbs to 11 lbs.

Female : Pullet 7lbs to 9lbs.

Hen 7.5 lbs to 9.5 lbs.

Bantams: Male: 2.5 lbs to 3 lbs.

Female: 2lbs to 2.5 lbs.

Serious defect: Any bird of an inappropriate size or weight may be passed.

TYPE MALE:

Carriage: Active & alert.

Body shape: Body thick, deep & cloddy. Sides deep.

Back: Fairly long, flat & square i.e. very broad across shoulders and saddle

.

Breast: Broad, keel bone very deep & well forward in front but not too rounded

Tail: Moderately long, somewhat upright with

broad feathers.

Wings: Small, prominent in front, carried

closely tucked.

Serious defect: Squirrel tail or flowing tail either low or level wit the back.

FEMALE:

Allowing for natural sexual differences, the general

Characteristics are similar to the male with the

following exceptions:-

Type: Body & keel bone longer & deeper.

Back: Longer in proportion.

Tail: Carried midway between upright and

drooping.

Serious defect (in either sex): Narrowness, hollow breast, crooked back or wry tail.

TABLE QUALITIES

Handling qualities: The breast & thighs to be well

fleshed with meat.

Disqualification: Crooked breast bone.

CONDITION General condition: Plumage quality, cleanliness, health &

fitness of the bird to be good.

Serious defect: (re.live poultry exhibits.) Immaturity,

significant or severe cases of inactivity, injury, illness,

lameness, scaley leg, heavy infestations of lice or mites,

heavily soiled or heavily moulting birds. Any bodily deformity.

HEAD & NECK Head: Broad, flat & short. Free from crest.

Eyes: Prominent.

Beak: Short, stout.

Male- Comb: Single,medium size, upright with four to six

serrations. Smooth and free from coarseness or

any side work.

Female ? Comb: Much smaller and neater.

Ear lobes & Wattles: Small & of fine texture, both

these with the face, are partly concealed by the

muffling. Birds vision should not be obscured.

Face: Muffled.

Muffling: Full, wide, short & solid.

Male ? Neck: Short & thick, especially near the body, which it

Should be well let into.

Female - Neck: Straighter than the males.

Defect: Side sprigs in comb or badly lopped comb.

Serious defect: Deformed beak, little beard or muffs.

Disqualification: Absence of muffling.

LEGS & FEET Legs: Short & stout.

Thighs & shanks: Wide apart. Knees straight, shanks

stocky, of medium length.

Formation of feet & toes:

Toes five, the front three long, straight & well

spread . the fourth quite divided from the fifth,

should be functional, on the ground & well back, the

fifth turned up the leg.

Foot feather: Shanks sparsely feathered to the outer toe.

Defect: Excessive foot feather.

Serious defect: Inkneed. Pronounced vulture hocks.

Disqualification: Other than five toes on each foot, featherless shanks &

outer toes.

GENERAL COLOUR In all varieties

Comb, face, wattles & ear lobes red.

Skin colour: White

Beak colour: White/horn in buffs, cuckoos, ermines

salmons & whites. Black in black and

laced blues.

Legs & feet: White/horn in the buffs, cuckoos, ermines

salmons & whites. White/horn with dark

markings or mottles in the cuckoos.

Black in the blacks. Black or blue in the

laced blue.

Eye colour: Orange to yellow,grey or hazel in the buffs, cuckoos, ermines salmons and whites.Black or brown in black and blues



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