17th December 2022

On the Third Day of Christmas

My true love sent to me, three French hens …

The Australian Women’s Weekly, 24th November 1976 page 93.

French hens are also known as Faverolles, and were first bred in the 1860s (although some writers suggest other breeds of poultry).

The Telegraph (Brisbane), 28th December 1947 page 12.

Courtesy of GoodButtonsAU, Etsy.

This 19th century picture button is traditionally known as ‘Hen on a Fence’.

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