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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:56 pm 
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The Sicilian is born from crossing between local chickens and chickens in Tripoli, Africa.
I did research and I now know the reason for the difference of color in American buttercup.
Tripoli chickens have wheat color, local chickens are brown.
This buttercup is ebc + Db or Eb - Db - Pg.
Db is from Tripoli chickens and Eb comes from local chickens from the "Madonie"
The difference is in the selection of these chickens, as the partridge is Sicilian Madonie chickens.
Original chickens are bred perniciati the Sicilians.
In the pictures you will understand why the color of these chickens
Sorry for not correct English


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:21 pm 
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and after crossing different selection.
In America and in Italy two different races in England also different selection.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:58 pm 
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Thanks for your input there Ciraso. You should put a book together with the Sicilian perspective and long history of the breed.

You will see when I send the parcel the Americans did by way of commentary in books try to diminish the breed as a breed of Sicily rather the main ingredient of cup and leg colour to what they standardised in their own colours. By way of Frank Platt in his book All Breeds Of Poultry

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:48 am 
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Interesting new in this ebook
http://www.archive.org/stream/wrightsbookofpou00lewe#page/n611/mode/2up :read


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:30 pm 
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A fowl I saw yesterday.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:36 pm 
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Thanks for showing. For a novice would be inclined to think he had seen a buttercup but the comb is a mix of horn and cup genetics that it is decidedly neither. The type is not sleek and racey nor is the tail Mediterranean type. This fellow would throw individuals of a very wide variety of which most would suffer the indignity of missing a duplex comb altogether. This mostly resembles an individual I saw in 2003 at Shed City Ringwood, a youbg cockerel I described as having antlers for a comb. It is a reasonable effort in recreation but lacks the colour comb type and tail.

I will put up tomorrow a HOMOZYGOTE buttercup comb so everyone can once and for all know when they see it or achieve it through breeding

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:56 pm 
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Male comb on cockerel still not in full flight
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:02 pm 
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Female pullet not yet in full flight
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Sicilian Buttercup exhibited at the Queensland Royal 2014 by Dykstra & Knight. It placed 2nd in AOV SF - cockerel.

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Thanks, Cathy.

Good to see a SB with size and substance with willow legs. They should around the same weight as a Leghorn with broad shoulders and a good slope to the rear end and this fellow looks to "fit the bill" fairly well.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:16 pm 
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Yes I think he has a lot going for him to Denis


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Unlike the one above which is obviously DvDc

This one, the grandson to the surviving chick of the fox attack 2013

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Two years 11 months after the fox destroyed the whole flock except the matriarch hen, a gold penciled Hamburg now 4 1/2 years old, and a very young male chick that was kept in the house, I can finally say I'm finished on two projects.

The Sicilian Buttercup are homozygous for combs, leg colour, type and plumage pattern. I could go on refining for decades eg size and perfecting alien eye pattern.

The Sixilian Hornet are also complete. Being easier on account of its horn duplex being so dominating, that was a wrap before Christmas but I really wanted to have sorted the buttercups before any announcement. After all, they've been in progress over ten years.

Here is a link to see a short video of the young which will be too small to go to Sydney.

https://www.facebook.com/ButtercupsHorn ... 715238056/

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