5 buttercups from Ideal

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shaylee, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. shaylee

    shaylee Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 5 female buttercups from ideal. These little birds have proven to be hardy. I didnt loose one. Well, I guess I kinda did, as I noticed while looking at my birds today that one of my buttercups is a roo for sure. The comb is developed, getting hackles, and looks different than my females. I guess next year or this winter I will order more females and put them all in their own tractor. I got them because they are pretty and I figure Ill sell the eggs next year. Kinda sad that one of my females was a male, but, being Irish, I figure it could be worse. These little girls, and guy, look great and have nice build on them.

    All of my birds from Ideal arrived alive and thriving, in case anyone looks for buttercups. (I also ordered some RIRs) They also have no minimum order. Though the odd fees can get confusing.
     
  2. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered some from MMH this past spring. The males are so rotten because our boys carry them around when they are outside ! "Moose" one of the roosters likes to fly up on your shoulder and walk around the yard.[​IMG] They are about 4 1/2 months old and are filling out beautifully ! Enjoy!!
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I have a half buttercup roo and he is quite the man! He hatched Feb 21 this year. (He's also half silkie). He's loud and I worry that the neighbors are going to complain but we've grown so attached to him that I won't give him up unless I absolutely have to. [​IMG] Enjoy yours!!
     
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  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:My 6 yo son likes to carry Oliver around too! He has stopped flying up on my shoulder but he did that too for the longest time. He's very friendly.
     
  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like he has a personality all his own !! A beauty too !! A definite keeper! [​IMG]
     
  6. shaylee

    shaylee Out Of The Brooder

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    A beautiful rooster. Mine lost some spots and got some rooster charcteristics to him. Kinda looking forward to seeing what he will look like once he completely crosses over to roosterdom, lol. He is pretty though. I love your roo pic. Gorgeous colors.
     
  7. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Thanks! His egg was from member Fallenweeble. I just love his slightly feathered legs and 5 toed feet!
     

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