Buff with a Rose Comb!?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wornoutmomto3, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PLEASE HELP! [​IMG]

    I have searched and searched and searched. No one can seem to even chance a guess at what this bantam chick is. He is a bantam with white skin, buff feathers, and a rose comb. The feed store (not TSC) could only say that it was a bantam. So, they had no idea. A Google search kept turning up a Rosecomb Bantam. However, buff is not an APA recognized color. I am completely lost at figuring out what breed this little one could be! I need to stop buying feed store chicks, [​IMG] but they are just so darn cute!

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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just because its not a recognized colour doesn't mean that a breed won't appear that colour ;)
    But my guess would be a Buff Rosecomb Leghorn Bantam :3
     
  3. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is cute! It might be a "mutt". It happens at feed stores... when a chicken expresses a gene that has been dormant for a long time but came from long ago...
    I have a wyandotte hen with a full comb! Obviously that isn't supposed to happen... but it did! It also looks like a buff orpington... but I don't know that those are bantam...
     
  4. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found out that buff orpington CAN be bantam... so that's my guess! good luck!
     
  5. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But do orpingtons come in a Rosecomb variety? I haven't seen one (though they probably DO exist somewhere?)
     
  6. donrae

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    Straight combs are recessive, so you can get a straight combed crop-out from a rose combed breed like Wyandottes. But you shouldn't be able to get a rose combed chick from straight combed parent stock like an Orpington.

    I'd call the feed store and ask what hatchery they used. The hatchery's web site or customer service may be able to help narrow things down. I know some hatcheries are doing more bantam Wyandottes, but I've not seen any bantam buff Wyandottes. He's kind of a stumper....I'll watch for any of the more educated bantam folks to come along [​IMG]
     
  7. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is true. I found a Rosecomb club out of the UK that has a multitude of different colors, and buff was among them. There was also a mottled buff which was super cute! [​IMG] Maybe there needs to be some convincing on the American side to start including other color patterns that are already accepted in other countries.
     
  8. junebuggena

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    They look like Buff Laced Sebrights.
     
  9. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooo... I hadn't thought of those... [​IMG]
     
  10. donrae

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    Good call! Don't Sebrights usually have darker legs?
     

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