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sicilian buttercups!!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Thortherooster, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Arizonachicken

    Arizonachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my two. They were suppose to both be girls, but you know how that goes! Can I get opinions on quality? They are from a hatchery, so I'm not too hopeful. They are about 3 months old. Thanks!
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  2. mckenzy

    mckenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Compared to your store bought eggs, how much smaller are BC eggs?? I'm worried mine will be way too small.

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  3. Arizonachicken

    Arizonachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are about the same age as yours, so they're not laying yet. I'm not too worried about the small eggs. I have plenty of other big hens to make up for the small eggs. :lol: I like the eye candy the Buttercups provide and boy they are the best foragers ever!
     
  4. mckenzy

    mckenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And make the biggest mess! Even as little weeks-old babies they took those feet digging all over my yard. I believe they actually taught my older EE girls how to do it. They hadn't been much for scratching before the Buttercups came along.
     
  5. fabfowl

    fabfowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Which is the best place to get Sicilian Buttercups? McMurray Hatchery, Mypetchicken, or Ideal Poultry? I love the breed. They are absolutely gorgeous! I'm planning on buying a male buttercup to show. Thanks!
     
  6. barkersbirds

    barkersbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our BC roo from Murray McMurray and he is gorgeous! Not sure you can judge by just one of the breed, but he is a good example. We got him in the rarest of the rare day old chick order. All have done very well. Hope this helps.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    How about posting a picture of this "good example" of a Buttercup?
     
  8. barkersbirds

    barkersbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be happy to do that when he is feeling better. Right now he is fighting a pretty bad case of coryza and lice so he's not at his best. I am no breeder, but according to what I have read about the breed he has pretty good type. We don't keep him for that though, we keep him because he is a great roo. Very nice to the ladies and while he is head roo he is as gentle as they come. Right now we are just trying to get him better so he can go back out to the flock since the other roos wreak havoc when he is not there [​IMG]
     
  9. Kyzmette

    Kyzmette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked these pretty girls up at a local auction just because their plumage was so striking! I like hearing that they're good diggers. I started an organic compost pile in the chicken yard, after reading that chickens are the best compost turners, so they already have a job well suited for them!

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  10. mckenzy

    mckenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think id be happy with the two buttercups as layers. But my two are giving me an egg per day each (about) and the size is small but not unusable. They are super cute too! Beautiful. [​IMG]
     

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