ATTN Silician Buttercup owners, we have Questions on them!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amartinlb, May 2, 2009.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    Jersey Shore
    We're going to have to do an order from a Hatchery soon to get a number of chicks, lots of which will be straight run, but we are also considering getting an order of 5 straight run Sicilian Buttercups.

    I'm reading/hearing conflicting things on them...some people (and books) saying that they are VERY flighty and hate human contact, and others saying that they are very gentle, aren't flighty, etc.

    For all keepers of this breed here, what is their behavior like, particularly the HEN'S behavior since unless we sell our home sooner than expected we aren't allowed to keep roosters in our town. Are they really flighty or are they gentle? We'd likely only keep one or two hens.

    Currently we are looking to keep them in a small flock (up to 12 birds, all hens) after everybody is grown up and all our extras are sold or given away. Here are some of the breeds they'd likely share a 12ftx12ft run and a 16ftx8ft shed with (we are considering freeranging them or expanding the run by the way)...just speculation though...:
    Silver Spangled Spitzhauben Appenzeller
    Ameraucana mutt
    GL Wyandotte
    SL Wyandotte
    Cuckoo Maran
    Barred Rock
    Cochin, standard size
    Salmon Faverolle
    Buff Orpington

  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    **From the rules:
    10. Luring members to other forums is not allowed and we prohibit discussing drama that happens on other forums. We've worked hard for 10 years to build up this community and we will not tolerate people coming in and spamming our members via the public forum, private messages, or emails to join another community.
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  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know of some very knowledgeable poultry people here. [​IMG]
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  4. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Quote:not to be mean BUT, she asked for BYC'ers to answer not anyone else, and thats why she POSTED in this FORUM, not to just to get directed to some other place. THANK you..
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