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Swedish Flower Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Baizer84, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This pullet hatched from eggs that were supposedly SFH. She doesn't appear to me to be the typical Mille Fleur patter and her right leg has some light feathering. I think she's ugly as sin in terms of type. Her head is not attractive to me and she does have some remnants of fowl pox on her comb. What color would this be described as?


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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Color appears to be partridge, but a little hard to tell with the angle of the shot and the blue color from the tarp. I doubt she is a SFH, by both color and type.
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I've never owned SFH, but I would say it's a safe bet this hen is not one. She has a gamey type in both color and body. I'd say gamefowl mutt, of a Duckwing/Wildtype-esque coloration, would be the correct term for her.
     
  4. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gamefowl and this girl is too big to be game, in my opinion unless it's Shamo but then her body type doesn't fit the Shamo type.
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I wouldn't call her pure game. I'd say she's got blood of something that straddles the line between oriental and pheasant-type game; she's got a head like an oriental and the color and body of a large game cross. Its popular in some places to cross Asil over pheasant-type games, and I wouldn't be surprised if she had heritage from such a bird. Of course, birds mix very weirdly sometimes; I have an oddball English Orpington/Shamo cross at the moment who is growing out very bizarrely, with the body of an Orp and the head and neck of a Shamo.
     
  6. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. This girl is as big as my Brahmas, which, with the feathered feet, has me questioning some possible Cochin/Brahma/Langshan.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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