A small bantam sized bird from Sweden, Olandsk Dwarfs are a rare breed developed on the island of Olands, from landraces known as British garden hens common to the area. Their numbers were reported to have dropped as low as 50 in the 1980's. They were imported into the US by Greenfire Farms in 2012, and they are becoming popular in the US. They are an attractive ornamental breed, make good pets, and are a good choice for someone with limited space looking for a friendly little bird. They are said to be quite flock oriented. The hens are fair layers of small white eggs, they will go broody and make good mothers. In the US they have single combs and clean legs. They are very colorful birds that usually come in a splashed or spangled pattern in various colors, including red, black, white, yellow and gray. Details: Breed purpose: Ornamental/ Eggs Comb Type: Single / Rose Broodiness: Frequent Climate Tolerance: Average Weight: Very small birds Egg Productivity: Fair Egg Size: Small Egg Color: White/tinted Pic by @Sebrightsrock Pic by @Sebrightsrock Pic by @BLaBauve BYC Breed Discussion: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/533977/olandsk-dwarf-chickens/0_20 Do you own Olandsk Dwarfs? Are you an Olandsk Dwarf 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!