Important Facts about Egyptian Fayoumis
Known for their exotic beauty these birds are small, aggressive, active, mature quickly, faster than other breeds and are known to be somewhat noisy.
Origin- Nile River, Egypt. Common in Egypt, uncommon in the U.S. but gaining popularity.
Adult Color-Silvery white hackle and white bars on black background throughout the body plumage.
Chick color-Brown, black and white markings on back. Head-Brownish with a purple tint.
Egg Color-Small and tinted white. Usually begin laying between 4-41/2 months of age.
Leg Color-blue or green
Crowing-Starts at 5-6 weeks
Pullet--------2 1/2 lbs
Cockerel--- 3 1/2 lbs
Egyptian Fayoumis Chicks
Uploaded to Youtube by McMurrayHatchery on Sep 29, 2010
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.