A pair of Queen Silvias
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms
The Queen Silvia was developed in Sweden by Martin Silverudd. It came from a cross between White Leghorns and Rhode Island Reds.
Roosters should be almost white with some black markings on the wings and saddle and have a solid black tail. This pattern is considered to have come from a mutation in the White Leghorn line. Note that the roosters pictured here don't match the original description of the breed. Hopefully I'll get some better pictures.
They lay a medium brown egg and the hens that do go broody are excellent mothers.
Queen Silvia cockerel and pullet
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms
Another cockerel (left) and pullet, actually from Sweden
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen
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