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Post by stephen » 03 Sep 2006, 17:44

LOL! Don't be! We wanted to make sure he wasn't broken, too!
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Post by Heather » 03 Sep 2006, 18:18

stephen wrote:We had to wait till he went to bed and woke up again! We sat there for hours waiting for them. They slept in on Sundays, not like us. :?
perhaps their previous owners had a Sunday lay in ?!

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Post by CP » 03 Sep 2006, 18:27

George wrote:
Chicken Palace wrote:So that's what a Swedish crow sounds like! :lol: :lol:
No Cp ! that's what a Swedish cockeral sounds like.

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Oh, hardy har har!! :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 03 Sep 2006, 18:28

:lol:
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Post by nigel » 10 Mar 2007, 10:47

I moved the Blommehöna outside yesterday. We think the worst of the winter is now over.

Here are a few pictures of them settling in to their new location.

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In Sweden there are several local breeds of hens of native origin. These peasant breeds are all characterized by a large variation in colour, with wild type and black, grey or white mottled being rather common. Their physical appearance also varies, with crested or tufted heads and thinly feathered legs occasionally occurring. The breed types though are rather homogenous with a robust brawny body.

The Skånsk Blomme is one of the largest of the landrace poultry breeds. They are a stout and sturdy bird; an average adult female is approximately 2.4kg and the male 3.7kg. The colours of the feathers are white at the tip with different background colours. The background colour is often wild type with orange/red hens and brown or black cocks, but other colours occur such as blue, grey and light yellow. A small variation in size can also occur. Hens of this breed are good layers, on average around 155 eggs per year. Each egg weighing approximately 60-65g. The egg colour varies from white to beige.

The Skånsk Blommehöna is a lowland breed, which is well suited to the rich agricultural regions of Skåne in southern Sweden. The present population originates from the Swedish towns Esarp, Vomb and Tofta. The gene bank¹ was established in 1989, and consisted of 476 animals. In 2002, the gene bank activity consisted of 70 flocks totalling 970 birds.


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Post by CP » 10 Mar 2007, 12:29

Lovely. They look nice & settled already. :D

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Post by jaydee67 » 10 Mar 2007, 17:00

Craig wants some! :?

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Post by debcat » 10 Mar 2007, 17:39

they are gorgeous :D
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Post by stephen » 10 Mar 2007, 18:28

jaydee67 wrote:Craig wants some! :?
12 out of 13 eggs have hatched! And it looks like we've got a real selection box of the different varieties :)

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Post by CP » 10 Mar 2007, 18:33

That's a good number Stephen! :D

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Post by rubychik » 11 Mar 2007, 00:13

they are really lovely!

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Post by CP » 29 Apr 2007, 02:33

Just checking, but didn't you say there was a bantam version of this breed, Stephen/Nigel? :?
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Re: Blommehöns

Post by nigel » 16 Jun 2009, 18:42

Some more pictures of the Skånsk Blommahöna [Swedish Flower Hens] taken today;

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Re: Blommehöns

Post by Gilly C » 16 Jun 2009, 18:48

such nice looking birds :-)

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Re: Blommehöns

Post by debcat » 16 Jun 2009, 21:13

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :grin:
send some over here ;)
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