Swedish Flowery Hen or Sulmtaler?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by duckmeister, Jan 14, 2019 at 1:21 AM.

  1. duckmeister

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  2. duckmeister

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    Received this hen 2 years ago in a Greenfire Farm auction of a dozen Swedish Flowery Hen chicks. She has always stood out from the others because she's the only wheaten colored of them all and she's a bit bigger in size. Just looking at GF's website yesterday, noticed she looks very much like the Sulmtaler hen on their website. Did they get a Sulmtaler in the SFH batch they sent me?
     
  3. Anaray

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    Sulmtaler. Neither color nor shape speak for Swedish Flower.

    Edit: I'm not a fan of Sulmtaler looks, but they are supposed to be a good dual purpose bird, which even in Europe are rare. So consider it a nice surprise. :)
     
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  4. duckmeister

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    Thank you Anaray, whatever breed she is, she's a good layer and and a good mother. One of my favorites. If I ever see Sulmtalers up for auction on the GF rarebreed site, will definitely try to win the auction.
     
  5. Anaray

    Anaray Chirping

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    Sometimes "mistakes" are meant to be. :)
    Their meat is supposed to be exceptional. Not that you want to eat your girl, but if you get your hands on more and breed, the excess roosters will have a purpose.
     
  6. Anna Ranieri

    Anna Ranieri Crowing

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    I say Sulmtaler too. In the stance your hen is pictured, a SFH would look like a U shape whereas Sulmtaler stance is exact of what your girl is. Colour and markings are a dead give away too. Either way she is absolutely gorgeous, very pretty.
     
  7. JedJackson

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    Yep, a gorgeous Sumtaler hen. I really like this breed.
     
  8. Brahmachicken240

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    Beautiful Sulmtaler hen you have there :)

    As said above
     
  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Agreed, Sulmalter. :) Such beauty. :love I have a soft spot for Wheaten birds.

    ~Alex
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Sulmalter - and lovely too
     

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