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This unique autosexing breed was developed in Sweden, and the hens lay very large eggs for their body size.
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55 Flowery Hen Female29.00
55 Flowery Hen Male19.00
Fifty Five Flowery Hens were created –spoiler alert!—in 1955 in Sweden by Father Martin Silverudd, also the creator of the Isbar. Fifty Fives were the first breed invented by Silverudd and over a half-century have proven to be his most successful creation. While the half-dozen or so of the Silverudd chicken breeds have largely slid into obscurity, Fifty Fives remain in a few commercial flocks in their native country. Fifty Fives deliver on the goals initially established by Silverudd: Create an autosexing chicken that produces eggs for the table in commercial quantities. Using different varieties of leghorns Silverudd created a breed where the rooster looks very different than the hen throughout its life. Greenfire Farms was the first to import this breed into the United States.

As a day-old chick the males are easy to distinguish by the blonde down on the backs of their heads, and as adults the males are largely white while the females are decorated with a beautiful spotted pattern; the ‘flowers’ that contribute to the breed name.

The hens are truly prolific layers, and the eggs are the roundest and largest of any of the breeds we maintain here at Greenfire. The utility value of this breed certainly make it one of Silverudd's finest achievements.