Swedish Flower Hen Thread

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

  1. Kimbroe1981

    Kimbroe1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2012
    Noble, OK
    Oh, okay, I wasn't sure. He's only about 7-8 months old. I wasn't sure if it was just cause he's still young. This is my first SFH rooster that's made it this long. I've noticed all my others do go through a pain in the butt stage.
  2. Herducks

    Herducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    Ok I know the pictures are terrible, I will try and get better pics tomorrow, but what do you think? pullets or cockerels? They are almost 4 mos old.




  3. jbarrett

    jbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2012
    Quote: no one said it needs to be recognized, did they??? And for changing what is special about the breed, how do you figure that is going to change the bird/breed? You make no sense to me, sorry! Getting this bird recognized by the ALBC is just a way to get the breed noticed by more people to see what the world has to offer! It is another creation that almost went extinct at one point and has made its comback and is still populating, so if we never would have seen this bird how would we be able to save the breed......NO ONE said we are changing the breed, it is after all still a Swedish Flower Hen, right???? YES! The ALBC recognizes the RHode Island Red, have the heritage birds of this breed changed, no a Rhode Island red is a rhode island red,....as far as a standard goes the only thing they are looking for is the body shape, leg color and normal wings (no split wings) this is just a base so they can look at it they said hey understand the color patterns, and wont make a fuss there! I just want people to be able to see this breed and the beauty it has to offer, not everyone has a computer and dont know anything about these birds, i didnt until i saw them on the internet....if this get racognized there are programs that can be set up to help the breed from becoming extinct, we would also have it easier to get it into the APA and then we will be able to show it as a breed and get rewarded for it
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  4. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    NorthEast PA
    do SFH come in bantam size? TY
  5. jbarrett

    jbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2012
    nope just the standard!
  6. MaryRuthLangdon

    MaryRuthLangdon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pyncheons are bantams that look like mini SFH.

  7. Bulldogma

    Bulldogma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    SW Virginia
    My Coop
    My Gunnar has been going through this stage - but he seems to be over it. Take a peek at this if you get a chance. It really does work. I have a "rooster stick" and Gunnar knows exactly what it means. Of course now he moves away regardless of if I have a stick or not.
  8. cathiesue

    cathiesue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2011
    Collinsville, OK
    I have 4 month olds as well and mine are very obviously pullets and cockerels. Yours look like girls to me. Pretty.

    Actually I was just about to post that my 2 boys have been busy making time with the hens and I have found 3 tiny eggs over the last two days. This seems early but I have the evidence. Anyone else experience early maturity?
  9. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    very pretty pullets!
  10. SunnySkies

    SunnySkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2012
    I am super excited that mine get to go outside during the day next week! I have a coop with a run that will be the perfect transition coop to keep them safe from the roosters that free range but let them mess around in the grass, and it's moveable too. I'll be glad...they are making the biggest mess in the brooder several times a day by trying to jump on top the waterer and knock it over.

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