A group of Åsbos
Photo courtesy of the Svenska Lanthönsklubben

The Åsbo is one of the oldest breeds in Sweden, tracing its lineage all the way back to the Vikings. Due to being developed on marginal land in a poor area, the birds are good on free-range and very cold tolerant. There is a very stong broody instinct in this breed.

Åsbos are found in black, grey, white, red and spotted. They are a rather small light breed, weighing 2.5 to 3.5 pounds (1 to 1.5 kilos).

Åsbo roosters from Sweden
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Åsbo hens
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

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