Week old Swedish Flower Hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Duemig10, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received my 13 Swedish Flower Hen Chicks last Wednesday.. Here they are at a week old.

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  2. urbanolive

    urbanolive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous ! Were did you get them ?
     
  3. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought them from Greenfire Farms.
     
  4. urbanolive

    urbanolive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice, I've drooled over those....dream chickens ! Post pics when they are feathered out,too !
     
  5. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post pics as they grow.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Congratulations! I've been interested in raising rare chickens just because I don't think they deserve to become extinct. I look forward to seeing how these grow!
     
  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are my swedish flowers I got them as part of the rare breed special from greenfire
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  8. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:SilveruddÂ’s 55 Flowery Leghorn is an autosexing breed that is mottled and barred on wild type. From what I can see, your chicks are not Silverrudd's birds. I have posted this information in case someone asks about them.

    It appears from the chick down, that the birds' genotypes can very quit a bit. The birds should carry the mottling gene to give them the flowery appearance or mille fleur coloration (phenotype) along with a restrictor, like columbian. From the chick down- it does not appear that they will all be mille fleur, the black chicks ( penguin down) will most likely be black and mottled. The white chick is a puzzle- most likely recessive white. Chick down can vary with the mille fleur phenotype because not every mille fleur is the same genotype. The buff colored chick with the white belly is interesting- it looks wheaten but will have to wait and see if it develops the mille feur phenotype. The three chicks on the right in the first photo are interesting also- they look to be wild type. The other chicks I believe are brown at the E locus.

    You are going to get a range of coloration in your birds for sure. It will be interesting to see how they develop.


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  9. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your chicks from the rare breed special?
     
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Very cute!! I love the looks of the Swedish Flower Hens. Keep posting as they grow.
     

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