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Sicilian Buttercup

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Pros: they are really sweet good egg layers gorgeous gorgeous hens and rosters

Cons: there are NONE

I looooooooove this breed sooooooooo much. They are soooooo sweet. Great egg layers, perfect amount of broodiness. And the most GORGEOUS hens and roos.thumbsup.gif:thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup




P. S I would have done 5 stars but my kindle's acting up.

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Pros: Affectionate, docile

Cons: low producing

I absolutely love my sicillian buttercup. I'm not sure of how rare they really are cause I picked one up at a feed center no problem. Mine is my "lap chicken" waiting eagerly to be picked up. Loves sleeping in my hands. 

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Pros: super sweet, nosy, friendly, independent, fearless

Cons: nosy

Only have one girl, and she hasn't begun laying yet, but she will jump right into your lap for a treat.  She is obsessed with my golden retriever for some strange reason.  The other birds avoid the dog, she runs toward her and follows the dog around the yard.  ???  She loves to perch, and isn't afraid to go off on her own foraging.  She is unafraid of the other animals and birds, even the huge turkeys.  Haven't seen any of the roosters get ahold of her yet, either.  She is on the small side, not really a bantam but a small hen compared to the others.

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Pros: cool chick coloration

Cons: not hardy

i got mine from ideal poultry and didn't look good from the first time i saw it it just laid down that one passed on and then got a replacement that one didn't make it it may just be the ones i got it may be different for you all but my experience wasn't good i might get more in the future and try my luck.:he 

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Pros: Very pretty chicken, sweet to owners

Cons: Low egg production, not super friendly to other chickens

We have 1 Sicilian Buttercup hen, who is very nice to us. She allows us to handle/pet her. She's on top of the pecking order; so not super friendly to other chickens. 

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Pros: Friendly, Beautiful, Curious

Cons: None, really

I just LOVE my sicilian buttercup, Poppy. Anytime I go outside she loves to hop up onto my back or my arm. She's very curious and loves to he held or played with. I've also noticed that she loves fruits and veggies more than my other chickens, for some reason. I also think her feathers are so pretty. I'm very happy with my Sicilian Buttercup and expect more in the future! I totally recommend this breed with anybody with time because they like attention and if you don't visit them that often they will become flighty and scared.

 

 

Oops she's camera shy! This is the best pic I could find of her on my computer at the moment maybe I can take some more later.

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Pros: Beautiful birds. Forage well. Heat and cold tolerant.

Cons: Flighty. Indifferent.

I was concerned after purchasing these birds because I live in a very cold winter climate. But they have turned out to be quite tolerant of the cold. They forage outside during high winds, bitter cold, deep snow. Nothing bothers them. At night they roost in between their coop mates for warmth. I don't heat the coop.They did equally as well in the summer heat.

 

I've also been getting about 10 small white eggs from 2 birds per week. Not bad for the breed.

 

Due to their small size they certainly can fly! But tend to stay close to the coop with the flock. They get along well with others in the flock and are about middle in the pecking order. They're not friendly with humans, but won't run from you either. Basically indifferent, unless you try to pick one up.....then they're gone in a flash. They can also tolerate confinement, but are much happier free ranging.

 

Very beautiful breed, distinctive coloring and combs.

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Pros: cool looking

Cons: crazy fast

I have a bantam hen named buttercup she is fast but calms down after about a minute

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Pros: Pretty, cool combs,

Cons: Flighty, not hardy, not many eggs for a Mediterranean,

I had 2 for one day. They were chicks and died right away. I was not very pleased with their hardiness, and after doing research, I found they were flighty, not good layers, and the only good thing was their looks. I may try again later with an adult hen, but probably not.

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Pros: Beautifull

Cons: a little flighty

I have a pair of pullets, beautiful birds. Better have a top on your pen these things really fly.

Sicilian Buttercup
Description:

The Sicilian Buttercup is a member of the Mediterranean class. It was imported from the island of Sicily in 1892 and is considered to be a very rare breed. Because of its beauty and rich coloring, it has attracted much interest in America, especially as an exhibition bird. The red cup-shaped comb is a unique feature in the poultry world and is the reason behind the descriptive name.

Details:
DetailValue
Breed PurposeOrnamental
CombButtercup
BroodinessSeldom
Climate ToleranceHeat
Egg ProductivityLow
Egg SizeSmall
Egg ColorWhite
Breed TemperamentFriendly,Wild / restless,Not bear confinementwell
Breed Colors/VarietiesMales are a rich orange red with black spangles in their feathers and a lustrous black tail with beetle-green highlights. Base color for females is deep gold or amber with all feathers accented by black spangles. Shanks and toes are olive or yellowish green.
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
APA/ABA Class
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Comb: Buttercup
Broodiness: Seldom
Climate Tolerance: Heat

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Low
Egg Size: Small
Egg Color: White

Breed Temperament:

Friendly,Wild / restless,Not bear confinementwell

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Males are a rich orange red with black spangles in their feathers and a lustrous black tail with beetle-green highlights. Base color for females is deep gold or amber with all feathers accented by black spangles. Shanks and toes are olive or yellowish green.

Breed Details:

Buttercups are alert and very active and make great foragers or free-range birds. They typically reach 4 or 5 pounds in size, lay a small white egg, and have a low to fair rate of egg production. Care must be taken to protect Buttercups from extreme cold and below-freezing temperatures, but on the flip side - they are very heat tolerant. Chicks mature early, and you might hear your cocks grow as soon as 2 months. Often mislabeled as timid birds, the males especially can be quite friendly and curious if raised from a chick, and will eat from your hand, or even hop on your lap to check for treats.

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