Swedish Flower Hens
Why we like them: Beautiful, friendly, faithful egg layers. The Swedish flower hens gorgeous variety of feather colors serves as eye gratification and camouflage from predators.
Feather Colors: There is no feather color standard. The enticing colorful Swedish Flower Hens (Skånsk Blommehöna) are certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers emulate flowers. The complex and brilliant color feather patterns evoke the image of a field of wildflowers. Their visual appearance needs to be viewed firsthand to adequately appreciate the rich and striking colors. Swedish flower hens offspring can be crested and uncrested, and varieties in all the colors associated with this breed: black, gray, white, and red.
Egg Color/ Frequency: Gifts 5-6 Extra-large tan eggs a week
Personality: They are poised and confident around people. They seek and seem to enjoy human interaction. Swedish flower hens are relatively calm during their activities.
History: This breed was created through natural selection and random pairings as the breed adapted to the climate and conditions of the plains in southern Sweden. Swedish flower hens display a level of vigor and mastery of their environment. The breed is also well-adapted to colder temperatures.
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