On the third day of Christmas. . .

December 21, 2010

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . .

picture of ewes with hats

The Third Day of Christmas

Three fat sheep!
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picture of two llamas

Two Spitting Llamas
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picture of parrot with santa hat
The first day of Christmas!

… And a Parrot on a Fairrryyyyy!

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New Style
, cost of 3 Shetland Sheep (average price): $750

Old (Classic) Style, cost of 3 French Hens: $30

New style still more expensive!

But about those French Hens. There is some debate to what they are. For the purpose of deciding on cost, I went with this interpretation:

A French Hen is a Turkey. In Gaelic the Turkey is called Cearc-Fhrangach (literally, French Hen). Turkeys were very popular among the French nobility as early as the mid 16th century as they were much more tasty and tender than than the other large feast birds eaten at that time such as cormorant, heron peacock, and swan.

So I got the price for heritage turkey poults and went from there.

Total to date:
New Style – $1,970
Classic Style – $463

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