SWEDISH FLOWER HEN
Even roosters of this breed go by “Swedish Flower Hen,” as that is the breed name.
While we have always admired this breed, we did not have plans to keep them here until we ordered a few extra chicks on a whim along with another breed. Their gorgeous coloring and friendly personality convinced us they should stay! We were also very impressed with their general hardiness compared to some of our other breeds. We have uncrested males and both crested and uncrested females in our flock. It is not recommended to breed two crested Swedish Flower Hens together. These chickens lay a large egg that can vary in color from light brown to nearly white. Chicks can be any color and are banded at hatch so they are not confused with other breeds in the brooder.
Swedish Flower Hens are a land race, meaning you tend to find a lot of variety within a single breed. There are crested and uncrested, as well as multiple pattern bases including mille fluer, wheaten, birchen, partridge, etc. You can find swedish flower hens in any of these patterns and more here in the US already. In addition to the e locus pattern base, Swedish Flower Hens come in blue, black and splash. I find looking at the tail feathers is the best place to identify the color base. No matter the color, these showy chickens are fairly hard to find and their rarity will stand out in your flock!