Pekins: Agda, brown, behind her frizzled black Dagny, yellow Elvira, behind her black Cecilia and in front the late rooster Agne
 

 

I  am since a year chicken owner - an old dream of mine. After some work with building a hen house and a hen pen, I could finally get the first chickens (pekins) from Lilla Holmen, a small poultry park here on Åland. A couple of months later I picked up a few more (sabelpoot), in Helsinki this time. After that I have hatched eggs in incubator and also naturally. Beware, this hobby is addictive... :-)

You can find a few more pictures of my chickens in the gallery - poor quality, but anyway.

SABELPOOT
(BENBEFJÄDRADE /MILLE FLEUR)


Canelen, sabelpoot cockerel

I fell in love with this breed immediately when I first saw it in a chicken breed book.

Sabelpoot is a true bantam, they are not a variety of any big breed.

They are small chickens with booted legs, and appears in a range of colors. The breed is often called Mille Fleur which is not an actual breed name but a color - it means a thousand flowers in french. My cockerel Canelen in the picture above is a Mille Fleur. The other colors I have are porcelain and buff mottled (gold-white). Miille fleur, porcelain and lemon porcelain are the most common of colors.

The breed is social and easily tamed and are nice broodys. They are good flyers.

PEKIN BANTAMS
(DVÄRGKOCHIN /KÄÄPIÖKOCHIN)


Dagny, the frizzled bantam cochin hen

I have got two hens, of which one is frizzled - the feathers on the frizzle curve outward and forward giving it the appearance of having walked through a wind storm backwards...

Bantam cochins are a true bantam, they are not a variety of the big cochin breed.
Cochins are known to be a good beginners chicken - gentle and easily tamed. It is a popular show breed.
The breed appears in many colours. My group is a mixed colour group, but if you're in to shows you should have "pure" colours.

Cochins are known to be good both at laying eggs and also hatch them - really good mothers!

 

Pyhtään lintutarha - my Sabelpoots breeder
www.sabelpoot.se - very informative site with lots of nice pictures
www.feathersite.com - lots of info and pics of all kind of fowl

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