Swedish Flower Hen Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stoneunhenged, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. ddpbk1

    ddpbk1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question about split wings in these chickens. How common is it and it is a genetic flaw correct? I have week old chicks that I hatched from eggs purchased from BYC member and out of 6 that hatched I have one that both wing feathers stick out and another that it looks like one side sticks out. Split wing is where there is a gap in the wing due to feathers not present. These birds should not be used to breed correct? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Kimbroe1981

    Kimbroe1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought all my roos had split wing until they were about 3-4 months old, I was told to wait till they're fully feathered out before determining if they have split wing. As they feathered out, they're wing feathers filled out and they are all completely fine now. I wouldn't freak out about it yet. I did and it drove my hubby nuts! [​IMG]
     
  3. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    i wouldn't cull based on chicks that young, sometimes the axial feathers just take a bit longer to grow in... wait and evaluate about around 4-5 months old, once their adult feathering is completely grown in.
     
  4. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out 8 little pure chicks yesterday! [​IMG] Very colorful and a few with cute little crests. I was fighting the incubator on humidity the whole time but the 8 that hatched are FAT and healthy. [​IMG] I'll try and get some pics soon when they're dry!
     
  5. cywiar merch

    cywiar merch Out Of The Brooder

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    From the information I have read about the breed here in the Uk is that the SFH is a landrace breed which means it has been developed by natural, local processes. This is what makes it special and different from other formal breeds that are bred to a particular standard or purpose. Each bird is very different. Why does it have to be a recognised breed? Don't you think that is going to change what is special about these birds?
     
  6. johnlogan

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    I think most people that oppose making a standard for these birds look no further than color. Swedish Flower Hens are already a recognizable breed. Perhaps it should be looked into making a standard with no reference to feather color.

    A standard would stop people from changing what is special about these birds.
     
  7. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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  8. Kimbroe1981

    Kimbroe1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So today my rooster, 2 Face, attacked my 2 year old for the second time. I actually caught him this time (a about ripped out his tail feathers, but I caught him) and carried him around for about 20 mins. He was not happy. He was yelling at me and struggling. I finally got him settled down and he started crowing while we were walking around. After I put him down He sure did calm down a bit. Silly bird!
     
  9. juststruttin

    juststruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd get rid of him. I sure would not give him an opportunity to do it a third time. There are too many nice roosters out there to worry about an aggressive one, and a rooster could do serious damage to a 2 year old.
     
  10. Dahlisgrams

    Dahlisgrams Chillin' With My Peeps

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