Fancy French chickens....
Bonjour from a chilly but sunny SW France.
I spent Christmas day with the beautiful creatures that you see above and in the photos that appear below. They belong to French Boyfriend's frere and "belle soeur". Note "belle soeur" is an expression used for sisiter in law and translates literally to beautiful sister.
When I first came to France and heard this expression I thought that it was sweet that everyone caled their sister beautiful and their brother handsome "beau".
Lunch was an amazing affair that started arround midday and finished at 7pm, what a fabulous feast that it was. Champagne started the afternoon off nicely followed by platters laden with french oysters and foie gras. The "piece de resistance" was the "Chapon" which also arrived on an even larger platter.
It is a male chicken which has had its private parts removed and as a result grows larger than normal. Enough said.....
It was delicious and came served with a type of farci.
The meal was finished with two buche de Noels - one ozzing with chocolate and one made with marrons which really was delicious.
After lunch I visited these beautiful creatures......
They were enjoying their luch in the winter sunshine. They are adorable and very fluffy to touch, not at all like a normal chicken.
They were lots of fabulous chickens many of which were exotic, but my favourite photo is this one. he looks so handsome with the sun shining on his beautiful plumes.
I hope that you all had a very Happy Christmas, ours was a fabulous one, merci beaucoup to Thierry and Cathy for a fabulous day.