Olansk or Olandsk Bantams

aka Olänska dvärghöns or Olansk Dwarf

A trio of Olansk bantams
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

This is an old breed from the north of the island of Öland in Sweden. They are cold-tolerant and lay small white or cream-colored eggs (weighing around 35grams) about 300 days a year.

They appear to be basically Mille Fleur in color pattern and may have feathered legs. Some, like the pictured rooster "Nisse," have a rose comb.


More Olansk bantams
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Olandsk pullets (yes, another spelling)
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Snead

A nice pair of Olansk bantams
Photo courtesy of Maria Engstrand

Olandsk bantam roosters
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Another pair of Olansk bantams
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms

An Olandsk hen with an apple for size comparison
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Another pair: cockerel on the left
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Snead

"Nisse" and his hens
Photo courtesy of Maria Engstrand

"Nisse" and one of the girls
Photo courtesy of Maria Engstrand

Olandsk hens
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

A cockerel
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Another flock
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

And they make good pets
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Snead


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