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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Thortherooster, Dec 4, 2009.
show them off!!!!
hey im of Sicilian decent...and NEVER heard of these girls before. what are they like? good layers? meaty?
the are an ortamental breed...i want to show with the roo....they lay little cute white eggs, they have a crown comb.....they are nice ladies!!
the roos are beautiful...!!
Sicilian Buttercups are an Ornamental Light-weight Mediterranean breed. The are the only breed I know of with a cup comb.
Excerpt from my hatching catalog:
"A beautiful but flighty bird this is another of my favorites. Their interesting comb shape and gorgeous colors are something else. And their crow is quite distinctive. They are a good layer of small to medium sized white eggs. They are excellent foragers and love to free-range in the afternoons."
Group of hens waiting at the fence for scratch:
Aragorn and Arwen my original pair:
Aragorn and the girls, Blossom, Buttercup and Arwen:
Rocky, father of original birds (I apologize for his grainy pic. I lost the originals and scanned a printed copy.):
Eggs (obviously the white ones...the dark ones were Marans...not sure on the light ones...):
i am of italian descent and would love to get some of these unique birds! if i do my spring hatchery order i will get some, unless i can find nicer from a breeder, so far no luck in that search!
Meg, Do a search on BYC for Don/Melisa Parker or Google Pasifino Farms Grangerland,TX They have Beautiful Buttercups.
"Life is short make each second count"
We looove our Sicilian Buttercup!
I read before that they only lay abput 2 eggs a week. Ours gives us at least 5 a week! And she comes knocking on the door to let us know that she did. She is the most incredible survivor in our household.
I'll post pics soon!
I'm excited for my new additions (2 baby Buttercups) even more now, after reading this thread. I know it's been a few years abandoned but maybe someone's still out there with Buttercup stories to tell.