The Svart Hona (Swedish Black Hen) Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by boykin2010, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. FVRM

    FVRM Chillin' With My Peeps


    If the roo is new to the whole egg laying thing they get confused and copy what the hen does for a bit..
     
  2. bosingleton

    bosingleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure where that came from, I was just wondering if the Roo that was "broody" was a bantam because I've had 2 different bantam Roos that sat with the hen in the box and took the chicks from the hen once hatched. They tried to run the hen off and eventually raised them together.
     
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  3. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My " broody" roo was a banty. I use silky roosters to raise feathered chicks out of the brooder,when I. Put them in the chicken tractor
     
  4. CheshireKat

    CheshireKat Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha that's too funny! But no, he is a Svart Hona. Thyey have both abandoned the egg, so maybe it wasn't even theirs.
     
  5. lauraschicks

    lauraschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Jubilee Orpington roos that routinely sleep on eggs, but I think it's because they like the communal nest and not because they're playing broody. They're too big to fly up to the coop and we haven't put in a ladder yet. On the other hand my Malines roo is about the same saze but makes a point to roost on the highest roost every night.
     
  6. bosingleton

    bosingleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)
     
  7. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    hahaha, I love this
     
  8. lishanicole81

    lishanicole81 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hoping someone can help answer a question for me. I am wondering ideally what the color of tongue a Svart Hona should have according to standard?
     
  9. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    Black, but few birds achieve that standard at this point. Some of the breeders have achieved it, although I don't know the percentage of offspring that achieve it. The rest of us are working toward it. [​IMG]
     
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  10. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, there isn't a US standard yet... But I can tell you the very best quality birds in most people's eyes will have a partial or solid black tongue.
    Solid black tongues are almost unheard of in the birds at this point and the same goes for the Cemani. In a few years we will be there.
    I'm getting a lot of partially black tongues, and black inside of mouth but gray tongue.
     
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