Sicilian Hornet

aka Cornuta di Caltanissetta

A Sicilian Hornet cockerel from Australia
Photo courtesy of Frank Pytellek

This is another variety from the island of Sicily. It is very closely related to the Buttercup, differing only in comb type. The Sicilian Hornet has a V-shaped comb that begins at the nostrils with a single leader, but rises to two devil's horns on the center of the skull. There should be no other spikes.

The breed has been re-created in Australia since 2005.


Sicilian Hornet Links:

Sicilian Hornet standard


Hornet cockerel heads
Photos courtesy of Giovanni Cirasa

A Sicilian Hornet pullet and her head
Photos courtesy of Frank Pytellek

A young pair of Hornets
Photo courtesy of Frank Pytellek

Another Hornet rooster's head
Photo courtesy of Frank Pytellek


A Sicilian Hornet chick
Photo courtesy of Frank Pytellek


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