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Swedish black chicken

Breed description

Swedish black chicken was imported by seafarers from Mozambique to Norway and later to Sweden in the half of 17th century. There was crossed with local chicken breeds as well as was adapted to local harsher environmental conditions. Today it is recognized as distinct breed. It differs from other black chicken breeds (e.g. Kadaknath, Cemani chicken – Ayam Cemani, etc.). It is rarely kept outside of Sweden and Norway.
photo Swedish black chicken

Swedish black chicken

Swedish black chicken

Plumage colour black

Weight
rooster 1,5-2 kg
hen 1-1,5 kg

Country of origine Sweden

Congeries 140 eggs

Egg weight 40-45 g

Egg Colour cream

Utilisation egg

Ring size
rooster 18 mm
hen 16 mm

Photos

photo Swedish black chicken. breeding pair 1,1
Swedish black chicken. breeding pair 1,1
photo Swedish black chicken. chicken
Swedish black chicken. chicken
photo Swedish black chicken. egg
Swedish black chicken. egg
photo Swedish black chicken. egg
Swedish black chicken. egg

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