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Swedish Flower Hen

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Other common names: Swedish Spotted Hen; Skånsk blommehöna

The basics:
The Swedish Flower Hen (Skånsk blommehöna) is a rare landrace chicken breed from Sweden. A landrace is an animal which has developed largely by natural processes, by adaptation to the natural environment in which it lives. It differs from a formal breed which has been bred deliberately to conform to a particular standard type.

According to Greenfire Farms, "Swedish flower hens are the largest breed of chickens native to Sweden. Roosters can weigh as much as 8 lbs. With the commercialization of Sweden’s poultry flocks in the last half of the 20th Century, this breed almost became extinct. A couple of decades ago remnant flocks were identified in three small, rural Swedish villages and a focused effort was made to save the breed. By the late 1980s fewer than 500 birds existed in the world. Today, about a thousand Swedish flower hens live in about fifty scattered flocks, and until Greenfire Farms began working with this breed, few if any could be found outside remote villages in Sweden."

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Landrace breed, each birds is uniquely colored and spotted
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental, Preservation
Weight: 5 - 8.5 lbs
Personality: Sweet and outgoing
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large - Jumbo

wonderful

Color, white cream egg, best free ranger, unique patterns, wonderful temperaments, sociable chickens

interesting

Swedish Poultry, Swedish land scape, little maintenance

Helpful Swedish Flower Hen Review

Swedish Flower Hen

From Zak_Hades Jul 16 2014 2:50AM

3.8/5

Swedish Flower Hen Health Tip

Swedish Flower Hen

From Luvander Jul 12 2015 7:42PM

5/5

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