Cuckoo Orpington Cockerel. The Cuckoo Orpington was developed by Elizabeth Clark(daughter of William Cook). It is believed her brother W.H. Cook may have helped though not established. The cuckoo made its debut at the Dairy Show of 1908 mainly made for meat and good egg laying. Plus
This large-scale Fabergé model of a cockerel uses obsidian to great effect - like most of the birds fitted with gold feet it was made in Henrik Wigström's workshop. Other materials: purpurine, jasper, rose diamonds. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission); bought by Queen Alexandra from Fabergé's London branch, 1909, (£113 10s.).
Cuckoo Egg or Cockerel Egg, 1900. This egg is made of dull yellow, green and red gold, and enameled opalescent white and translucent violet on a zigzag guilloche field, and set with pearls and rose-cut diamonds. The pearl-encirceled dial is enameled with translucent emerald green trefoils, and the numerals, written out with rose-cut diamonds, are set on pale greenish white opalescent enamel within opaque white enamel rings.