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Swedish Flower Hen Thread

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

  1. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    if you want to move her, you're going to have to confine her until she knows where her nest is supposed to be...

    my broody girls were both inside the doghouse at lunchtime, so i hope they went back to broody-ing. they get along well, so i'm also hoping they'll share broody duty
     
  2. PugBug

    PugBug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any yet, but mine are a little over 3 mo now, when they breed I'll post pics of the babies. All my SFH are crested, so should be interesting to see the babies. I plan to add a few non crested later on.
     
  3. cathiesue

    cathiesue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Legs, oh my! My blue girl has gray legs. I have mature rooster who has yellow on the front with red on the backs of his legs. My red/white girl has very pale yellow legs.
     
  4. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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  5. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Question. Will a hen and rooster always throw the same color offspring?
     
  6. Spifflove

    Spifflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2nd installment safe and sound from Greenfire; excellent packing:
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  7. Frizzled Pink

    Frizzled Pink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Experienced people correct me if I am wrong , but the red in the legs to my understanding is a sign that they are fertile and ready for breeding
     
  8. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    that entirely depends on what genetics are behind the hen and rooster...

    the answer is officially [​IMG]

    if you get 2 or 3 the same color, then maybe. if you get 30 or 40 the same color, then yeah probably (but not guaranteed!)
     
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  9. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps


    Thats what I was hoping!
     
  10. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    (Okay....here she goes again...will this woman and "little black" ever go away, they say, as she posts still more photos... [​IMG])

    Got little black (her?) into some good light and look at these colors in the feathers starting to sneak out: (These have become more prominent in the last 5 days and seem to continue to come out.)


    (Orange anyone?)
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    Nice girl (but..................... those legs [​IMG])


    Okay...I DID NOT WASH THESE FEET AND LEGS (Next time I take a photo of them when it is warmer and wash them first.)

    (S)he has very yellow toenails and a bit of yellow undertones in the feet (and a bit in the leg). Not sure these photos will do a very good job of showing it.

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    A bit of yellow undertone in the leg but not much ...yet...
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    In this photo everything seems to have a red cast. Not sure if it's the lighting in the room or not.
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    ETA: 10.5 Weeks Old.
     
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