Hedemora hen - Imagine walking through the winter landscape on the outskirts of a small farming village in Sweden, your breath forming clouds and your footfalls muffled by the hard-falling snow. Ahead is a small farmstead with smoke rising from the chimney of a modest house. ,,unbelievably there appears before you a flock of brightly colored chickens walking in the snow, Welcome to the town of Hedemora, Sweden. Welcome to the world of the snow chicken.
Orpingtons are big, friendly dual-purpose birds originally developed in the UK, and for many small farms Orpingtons are the only way to go! They're friendly and cold-hardy due to their fluffy plumage. The Buff Orpington is the most popular and all varieties, especially the black and blue, are rare.