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What is Svarthöna Chicken Breed

What is Svarthöna Chicken Breed

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Svarthöna (Black Swedish Hen) also known as Svart Hona is a Swedish breed of a domestic chicken, believed to have been first transported from Mozambique to Norway by sailors sometime in the 17th century. Since then, the Svarthona has adapted to the northern climate, but without losing its main characteristic: It is black from the beak to the nails. Characteristics The Swedish black hen, or SvartHona, has the same dominant trait that causes hyperpigmentation (Fibromelanosis) as Indonesia's most coveted breed of chicken, the Ayam Cemani. That is, all the physical characteristics outside and inside the SvartHona chicken are black. Some breeders claim to be able to distinguish the differences between the Ayam Cemani and the SvartHona, but the external differences are subtle and, if they exis...