The Hedemora is a landrace developed over the past 500 years in the area surrounding Hedemora, Sweden, from whence it takes its name. The Hedemora is said to be the most cold hardy chicken in the world, they are known to lay throughout the frigid winters and are willing foragers even in the snow in sub zero weather. Being a landrace, they have no set standard. They are a medium sized robust bird that weighs around 5 lbs and have smallish single combs and small wattles to help reduce frostbite. They come in a very wide range of beautiful colors and patterns. There are three basic types of Hedemora, the wooly Silkied-feather type that has fine and furry looking feathers that cover the body, and feather-legged and clean-legged versions, both with a heavy down layer under smooth feathers. Breeders believe that all three types and all colors should be kept in a flock to assure genetic diversity. They are said to be docile and easy to handle. Some of the hens will go broody and are said to be excellent very protective mothers. Hedemora are a very rare breed with perhaps 2000 birds existing world wide, they were imported into the US around 2010. Details: Breed purpose: Eggs. Comb Type: Small Single Broodiness: Occasional, very good mothers. Climate Tolerance: Extremely Cold Hardy. Weight: 5 lbs roosters, 4 lbs hens. Egg Productivity: Fair/Good, 150 eggs year. Egg Size: Medium Egg Color: Brown No BYC Breed review available at present) General breed discussions & FAQ threads: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/414844/hedemora-thread/0_20 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/948250/hedemora-breeders-wanted/0_20 Hedemora Pullet @stoneunhenged Hedemora Pullet @stoneunhenged Hedemora pullet @mothernaturesdaughter Hedemora chick @NanaHess Hedemora cockerel @stoneunhenged Hedemora rooster @mothernaturesdaughter Hedemora rooster @mothernaturesdaughter Hedemora Flock @stoneunhenged Do you own Hedemoras? Are you a Hedemora breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!