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Meet the Flock, part 3 March 23, 2007

Posted by Laura in Farm.

Prince Buttercup and the Princesses

This “royal family” belongs to a breed of chicken originating in Sicily.  Their unique characteristic is their crown-shaped comb- a two-sided comb that forms an oval shape when viewed from above.




(The prince looks down upon his subjects from the top of a gate near the henhouse.  This picture doesn’t do his plumage justice.  He has deep rust orange feathers on his neck and hackles, mahogany feathers below, and an iridescent beetle-green/black tail.).

True to his name, Prince Buttercup has a rather regal bearing and holds his own in the barnyard (except against Napoleon, our smallest bantam rooster-  but that’s another story).  His sisters have completely different coloring, but most have a smaller version of the crown he sports.


 Like most chickens with white “ears,”Sicilian Buttercups lay white eggs.



1. Grams - March 26, 2007

Handsome boy and girls!

Luv, Grams

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