The Svart Hona (Swedish Black Hen) Thread!

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

  1. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    Has anyone found these to be feather sexable at hatch by chance?
     
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but they aren't that hard to sex after about 4 weeks old.
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    darn, was just hoping to not have to wait a few weeks. Oh well. Thank you Bryce.
     
  4. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When did your Svart Hona's start laying?
     
  5. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two young pairs of svarts, they are mating so should be laying soon
     
  6. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine start at right around 5 months
     
  7. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a breeding standard for them yet? I have some little guys I hatched a few weeks ago. They seem to have a little pink on the end of the toe and a little white on the end of the wing.
     
  8. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blacker the better. Ultimately, you shouldn't be getting white toes and white feathers but we all have to start somewhere.
    Take the birds you hatched and breed them. Hatch A LOT and cull A LOT to achieve better stock.
     
  9. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel very proud to be part of a preservation of such a beautiful bird. I shall do my best.
     
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  10. alchemist farm

    alchemist farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone weigh in on the importance of obtaining papers for svarts from the breeder so you can prove they were imported legally? Ewe Crazy, do you all offer papers?

    Thanks so much!
     

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