Sicillian Buttercups

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jashdon, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any experience with Sicillian Buttercups? I checked out a book from the library called "Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds" and came across them. They are beautiful.
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful birds, good layers of white eggs, very flighty.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Small flighty little birds.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have a friend that use to raise those, even tho they were flighty. She let hers free range and always talked about how pretty they were and good layers. She almost had me talked into getting some once, now I wish I had...
     
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I have two and they lay white torpedo shaped egg's and are fairly good layer's.The egg's are small to medium but they have a huge yoke andare very rich.One of mine actually went broody but I didn't let her set.
     
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Very beautiful. Great forager. Can be friendly, chatty and calm individually. Reliable white egg layer. We only had the one hen, She was somewhat of a daredevil, was the first to fly out of the barn to explore their first snowfall after a blizzard....Ellen got stuck, and I had to rescue her. [​IMG]


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  7. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours were handled since they were a day old. They free range and are not flighty at all. They are so tame and the rooster combs are a sight to behold. "Moose" is our main rooster and is such a baby. They are a beautiful addition to your yard. Go for it !!! [​IMG]

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  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I had them last year. They were so much smaller than my standards they got beat up on alot.
     
  9. drom

    drom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    California
    My 4 month old pullet is small-at least compared to my BR and EE.
    She is a very pretty bird.
    Really sweet and inquisitive-great little personality
    She is a little high strung, but not at all in a nervous or stupid way. She is smart and curious.
    I really like the breed. And I keep hearing that they are good layers.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I had a Buttercup (I had to put her down [​IMG] ) and she was a nice little bird, a bit flighty, laid nice white eggs, and got along with all the other girls.
     

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