These small, active, lovely chickens have been raised along the Nile River in Egypt for centuries, and even though quite common there, are practically unknown in this country. We got our start of this very rare breed from one of the state universities whose poultry department was using them for special studies in genetics. No other breed matures quite so quickly as these do and the young pullets are apt to start laying their small tinted white eggs at 4 to 4-1/2 months while the cockerels will start to crow at an unbelievable 5 to 6 weeks. They are attractively marked with silvery white hackle and white bars on black background throughout the body plumage. Leg color can be either willow green or slate blue. Baby chicks are highly colored in brown, black, and white markings on the back and a brownish purple head color.
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The table below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process.
Are these silver penciled Egyptian fayoumi's?
They are black with white barring and silvery-white hackles.
What type of temperature can this bird endure?
Heat tolerant, but not very cold tolerant.
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Egyptian Fayoumis - Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful.Most beautiful chickens we have, but also the meanest birds we have. The do like to lay eggs other than their coop, so you have to look under bushes and shrubs. They love to pick on the other hens, they are def the bosses. We have 5 or 6 breeds funny how they all hang out with their own breeds, not having mirrors to see what they look like BUT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT BREED THEY ARE. I guess instinct is everything.
Can't see them sidewaysOne of the most interesting chicken breeds I've ever had. They are lively, smart, and very talkative and active. They were pretty good layers early on. They lived a long time too. The two sisters were good buddies and one of them would BRAY all the time!
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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