On the third day of Christmas. . .
On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . .
Three fat sheep!
Two Spitting Llamas
… And a Parrot on a Fairrryyyyy!
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