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Three REAL hen breeds!

by lowflyer Posted 5th Sep 2021 at 11:41 PM - Updated 8th Sep 2021 at 7:30 PM by lowflyer
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I've recreated a few of the breeds from my own little flock, so you can place realistic chickens in your yard. I don't think anyone at Maxis has ever had a backyard flock before, because the ones in the game are a bit...off.

There are three files, each a different breed of chicken.

~ Rhode Island Red ~ Julia
~ Black Australorp - Sarah
~ Delaware Hen ~ Dolley

Chickens don't appear to be CAS-editable. There's only so close you can zoom in on their faces, so I have provided the closest, clearest picture of all three possible.

I trimmed back the combs a bit, though they aren't perfect per the breeds, toned down the rooster-y hackles, and corrected some of the feathering around the heads. I also added the correct color earlobes with fuzzy feathers. Usually the color of the earlobes shows the color of the eggs, but not always.

I corrected the colors of the legs and beaks, as well as the eyes and plumage. It appears that whoever designed them at Maxis has never seen a chicken that didn't come out of a bucket with a side of gravy. They look like their wings are clipped!

I name my girls after the First Ladies and my roosters after the Presidents.

I cloned Sarah from the "Evil Hen" because she has the glossy black greenish-tinged plumage of a Black Australorp. So she gets the "flaming evil eyes". Although, Sarah was actually the sweetest, most affectionate hen I ever had. Not a pecky bone in her body. A fox got her, unfortunately.

There are three .package files. The file names are self explanatory.

LOWFLYER ~ Red Island Red hen.package
LOWFLYER ~ Delaware Hen.package
LOWFLYER ~ Black Australorp hen.package

You will need to use the standard cheats:
bb.showhiddenobjects
bb.showliveeditobjects

They should not conflict with other chicken recolors.

They are found in Build/Buy with the debug objects, and cost $25 each.

THAT SAID....

Try Srsly's Custom Livestock Purchase Menu at https://www.patreon.com/posts/54506613 so you can purchase them from the Coop.

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#2 Old 6th Sep 2021 at 6:39 PM
This is great! Thank you for doing this. I hope you can make more breeds like gennie hens. You know those chickens that lay green eggs from Africa.
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#3 Old 7th Sep 2021 at 3:48 AM
I plan to make more breeds, once I find out how to make them so they aren't overrides. Are you referring to guinea hens? They would require a whole new mesh, since they have a completely different body shape. To be correct, they would need to be totally new from the claws up, since their behavior is completely different from chickens.
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#4 Old 9th Sep 2021 at 7:28 PM
tyvm I don't have a flock I have wild chickens in my neighborhood so I can't have a coop and they hatch on my porch chairs so having my chickens in Sims is awesome
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#5 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 7:12 PM
Such pretty and adorable hens! I love the more realistic coloring. Thank you for sharing!
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#6 Old 4th Oct 2021 at 11:51 AM
I made my real life chickens with this... The rooster was named Blackjack who I rescued and made healthy again (he was used in fights) and my hen, his mate, Elizabeth. (the Delaware hen) They're resting in peace now