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On the third day of Christmas Daily Delights, I give to thee…THREE FRENCH HENS! (TWO TURTLE DOVES AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREEEE!)

three french hens

Again, I’m a little flummoxed by the difference between French hens and plain old hens. And no, it’s not a beret, striped shirt and a pack of Gauloises. When I Googled “French hens,” the Wikipedia entry for “Faverolles” came up, so do with that what you will. Anyway, the point is, I think if you showed up for Christmas with three Faverolles under your arms, most people would not accept that gift. But if you sent this eco-friendly Christmas card from HansMyHedgehog featuring an original illustration by Jessica Boehman, heck, they may even display it on their handy-dandy Christmas card ladder! Which is a good piece of advice to remember when shopping. Unless it’s specifically on your true love’s wish list, I’d say real fowl = a Christmas foul.

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  1. [...] Food. Daily Delight: Three French Hens HGTV Design Happens Wed, December 14, 2011 10:00 AM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate this story Share (function(){var [...]

  2. MizzyD says:

    HansMyHedgehog is a great store! Can't wait to see what you're going to do for the higher numbers

  3. [...] the fourth day of Christmas Daily Delights, I give to thee…FOUR CALLING BIRDS! (Also: THREE FRENCH HENS, TWO TURTLE DOVES, AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREEEE!) Birds, birds and more birds! I don’t [...]

  4. [...] I give to thee…FIIIIIIVVVEEEEE GOOLLLDEENNNNN RIIIIINNNGSSSS!!!!! (And: FOUR CALLING BIRDS, THREE FRENCH HENS, TWO TURTLE DOVES AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREEEEE!) This is my very favorite part of the song, [...]

  5. [...] GEESE-A-LAYING! (And: FIIIIIIVVVEEEEE GOOLLLDEENNNNN RIIIIINNNGSSSS, FOUR CALLING BIRDS, THREE FRENCH HENS, TWO TURTLE DOVES AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR [...]

  6. [...] (And: SIX GEESE-A-LAYING, FIIIIIIVVVEEEEE GOOLLLDEENNNNN RIIIIINNNGSSSS, FOUR CALLING BIRDS, THREE FRENCH HENS, TWO TURTLE DOVES AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR [...]

  7. brrrr says:

    French hens would be breeds that originated in France. An Auracana would be a Spanish hen. A Delaware or Buckeye would be one of many American hens (breeds).

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