Sicilian Buttercup sitting (went broody)... SURPRISE.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken_Pauper, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    493
    10
    111
    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Well... after I found out that the one (rare) pullet I had was a Sicilian Buttercup, I looked up the breed. She started laying eggs about that time as well (a couple of months ago). She laid pretty much every single day, even though what I read was that they were only "fair" layers.. 2 a week? Now, I also read that they are NOT a broody type of chicken. Well.. not only is she an excellent layer, but she went broody today. I wasn't expecting it at all.
    Now, since I don't have a Sicilian Buttercup roo... I put eggs under her from my standard best layers, to give her something to sit on, and maybe give me at least a couple replacement layers out of the six eggs. (The Buttercup spreads out nicely when sitting, and appears to be able to cover well the six (large) standard eggs, even though she is a small breed.)
    So, she just started sitting today 10/4. She also doesn't "scream" at anyone getting close, as does the Cubalaya. But, both peck hands, ha!
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have a buttercup also. its just a pullet right now tho. i got her in a rare breed assortment from mypetchicken.com, i hope she lays like urs does, and i dnt mind if she wemt broody. i also read they dnt lay well and dnt go broody.

    heres mine

    [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Here are some Golden Campines I bought from MPC. I believe yours is a Campine. I have Buttercups right now but sold my Campines.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I have two Buttercups and love them! Mine lay a lot, too. That is great that yours went broody! I really love it when they move their heads about and their crown combs shake. They look like little old ladies with big hats on.

    They love to torment my alpha Nankin roo by going up higher on perches than him.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  5. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    no mine is a buttercup, lol i can tell by her comb shape. And she has willow green legs. heres another pic

    [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Hoooyeah. That comb pretty much says it! [​IMG]

    I did have some Campines with green legs (two out of my 20 that I used to have). Your girl is beautiful.
     
  7. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    493
    10
    111
    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Stephanie1992 -- Here is a picture of my girl...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    She has an even larger double cup comb now... she's a little fuller bodied now, too. I think I will take a picture of her on her nest and post it, it will be a good view of her "spread out" over the eggs, and easier to get her face as she is "trapped" on the nest, ha!

    This one looks a lot like my girl now... http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/BCup/Buttercup.JPEG
    And
    , I hope yours lays as well as mine. Mine started laying at about 5 1/2 months old.

    I am happy mine has gone broody... I am excited, even though they will be "foster chicks" for her.

    Thank you.
     
  8. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol thanks, i really want some Campines to. i love the color! soo similar to buttercups
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Very pretty!
     
  10. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    493
    10
    111
    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Thank you!

    So fun.. thank you everyone... I think all of these are beauties. Love them. Thanks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by