Queen Silvia is the current and longest reigning queen of Sweden, and Her Majesty is the product of an exotic lineage that includes a German father and Brazilian mother. But, there’s also another Queen Silvia from Sweden, perhaps less known but sharing an equally exotic heritage and regal bearing:
The Queen Silvia chicken developed by Father Martin Silverudd, the geneticist-savant who probably created more new chicken breeds than any other person in history. (During his productive years in the 1950s and 1960s Silverudd created the Isbar, 55 Flowery Hen, Molilja, and Smaaland chickens, among others.) Silverudd was obsessed with creating auto-sexing chickens that produce unusually colored eggs.
Silverudd crossed an unusually colored Leghorn and a Rhode Island Red to begin the process that ultimately yielded the Queen Silvia, and given these precursor breeds you can guess that the Queen Silvia delivers where egg production is concerned. The hens lay tons of medium-sized brown eggs. A generally aloof and reserved bird, this breed would do well in both free-range and confinement setups.
And unlike their Leghorn forebears, we’ve never seen a Queen Silvia rooster that acts aggressively towards people. Their black and white barring is appropriately regal, but with their compact athletic bodies and efficient feed-conversion ratio, you’ll find they also possess a certain commoner hardiness.
We love our Queen Silvias at Greenfire Farms, and we feel sure you’ll feel the same when you proudly display this little bit of royalty in your home coop.
The pictures on this auction represent the quality of the stock that Greenfire Farms is currently working with. The winning bidder will receive 10 unsexed, day-old Queen Silvia chicks. The chicks may be of the silver or gold variety. They will be vaccinated for Marek's. They will be shipped within 2 weeks of the close of this auction. We guarantee live delivery and the health of the chicks for 72 hours after you receive them. The auction winner pays an additional $35 in shipping costs. Thanks for your interest, and good luck bidding!
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