buttercup and two ISA browns??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zoeart, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. zoeart

    zoeart Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    So I got three nice pullets from a woman with a horse barn who couldn't keep them - she raised them from chicks but didn't know what breeds or exactly how old- any ideas?
    I'm almost definite the small one is a Sicilian Buttercup ( she certainly has the temperament!)
    the other two -maybe ISA Brown?
    Also, any age estimates would be appreciated! Thanks!

    ( don't know why the images are so small- also go here for larger images:
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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of comb does the first one have?

    The other 2 look like red sex links.
     
  3. zoeart

    zoeart Out Of The Brooder

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    the first one looks to be growing a stubby two- row comb, which is why i thought buttercup- it's still small though.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Two red (=brown) sex-links of SOME sort, certainly -- I don't think it's really very possible to tell what if any 'brand name' just by looking at them.

    The other one, I can't really see the comb on your pix. But if it is double-rowed, then indeed Buttercup; if rosecomb wiht a spike, there is some color of Hamburg IIRC that has that color patter (golden pencilled??); if single comb, Golden Campine.

    Certainly they're fairly young - the two sex-links look a bit less developed than the ISA Browns I got as 17-18 wk olds, if that helps slightly.

    Nice coop btw!

    Pat
     

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