Chickens and other poultry members come in all sizes, shapes, colors and personalities. Nearly 400 recognized breeds and varieties of poultry exist, including large-fowl and bantam chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl. Using our illustration and a few selected hints, can you guess the mystery breed we have depicted here? Find out the answer below!
- This chicken breed was originally bred as a utility poultry breed for winter eggs.¬†
- According to Murray McMurray Hatchery, these cold-hardy birds are ‚Äúgood-sized chickens with a beard, muff, feathered legs and feet, and fifth toe.‚ÄĚ
- Males are straw-colored with reddish brown and black markings. Females are a creamy white and salmon brown, and l`ay cream-colored eggs.
- The breed originated in a small village in France called Faverolles.¬†
Mystery Breed Answer
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This article originally appeared in the May/June 2022 issue of Chickens¬†magazine.