Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose:
Comb: Buttercup
Broodiness: Seldom
Climate Tolerance: Heat

General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity:
Egg Size: Small
Egg Color: White

Breed Temperament:
Friendly,Wild / restless,Not bear confinement well

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.