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California State Bird and Flower California Valley Quail and California Poppy Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

  • California State Bird & Flower
0.80 LBS
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Product Description

California designated the California valley quail as official state bird in 1931. Known for their hardiness and adaptability, the native California valley quail (Callipepla Californicus) is a plump bird, smaller than a pigeon, with a distinctive black plume on its head and a black bib with a white stripe under its beak. Other common names: California partridge, Catalina quail, Topknot quail and Valley Quail.

Coveys number from a few up to 200 in the fall and winter months, but in the spring they break into pairs. California Valley Quail nest in hollows scratched in the ground and concealed by foliage, females lay 6 to 28 eggs - creamy white thickly spotted with golden brown.

The California poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) was designated the state flower of California in 1903. Also known as the flame flower, la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold), the poppy grows wild throughout California. California Indians valued the poppy as a food source and for the oil extracted from the plant.

Every year, April 6 is California Poppy Day and May 13th - 18th is Poppy Week. Gold is a theme in California symbols; the state colors are blue and gold, the state nickname is The Golden State, and gold is the official state mineral.

The approximate design size using 18 count fabric is 7.72" x 12.06" - stitch count is 139 x 217.

What you receive:

A multi-page full color pattern.
A DMC floss number and color list.
A floss usage report indicating the number of skeins of each color required to work the pattern.
A color picture of the design for reference.
Floss and fabric not included.

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