Just Cluckin' Around

Shetland Hens originate from the Shetland Isles off of Scotland.  Their genetics are said to originate from a blue laying South American breed of chicken that came to mix with the local chickens after a Spanish ship ran aground. 
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Hey there, fellow chicken enthusiasts! Have you heard of Islenska hænan, Haughænsni, landnámshænan, or in simple words, the Icelandics?They are a threatened breed, according to The Livestock Conservancy.
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In the heart of Sweden's poultry heritage lies a remarkable feathered jewel – the Swedish Black Hen, the Bohuslän-Dals Black Hen, or Svarthona. This enigmatic breed, is not just another chicken in the coop; it's a living testament to the enduring legacy of traditional poultry breeds. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Swedish Gene Bank, this breed, with its deep historical roots and distinctive characteristics, has been meticulously preserved for future generations to cherish and learn from.
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Welcome to Just Cluckin Around! Today, we're embarking on a journey to the heart of Sweden to explore a truly unique breed of chicken - the Hedemorahöna  or Hedemora hen. Thanks to the invaluable efforts of the Swedish Gene Bank, this breed, steeped in tradition and resilience, continues to captivate poultry enthusiasts worldwide. So, grab a cup of coffee, and let's delve into the world of Hedemora hens, where history, heritage, and hen-keeping intertwine.
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Hey there, chicken enthusiasts and backyard flock fanciers! Today, we're taking a delightful deep dive into one of the most enchanting breeds out there – the Swedish Flower Hen. Known as "Skånsk blommehöna" in their native land, these birds aren't just another feather in the cap; they're a bouquet of charm and hardiness! Brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to the Swedish Gene Bank*, these hens are a living legacy of Sweden's rich agricultural history. 🐔🌼 Let's cluck our way through the history, traits, and the oh-so-lovely personality of these fabulous fowls!
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Alrighty folks, buckle up and strap on your chicken-loving boots! It's time to have a cluck-tacular chat about Landrace! Now, don't be chicken, it's not as intimidating as it sounds. In fact, The Oxford Dictionary defines it simply as "a local cultivar or animal breed that has been improved by traditional agricultural methods." Doesn't sound too feather-ruffling, does it?
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