buttercup comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greeneggs444, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chirping

    Jul 5, 2011
    ive heard of buttercup combs but i didnt know what they looked like. ive seen diagrams but i hadnt seen the 'real deal'. pictures?

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Here's a nice collection of photos . [​IMG] Shows the breed that is known for them and some closeups on the comb.
  3. Teva

    Teva Songster

    Mar 26, 2012
    Rochester, WA
    Hi Illia, I'm your Olympic Peninsula neighbor!

    So I picked up a couple of 10 week old chicks today, and the CL advert said they were New Hampshires. I've only been in the chicken business for about 4 weeks, so when I looked up the breed, I just payed attention to what they look like as adults. When I picked them up, I thought, hm, they look like a clean shaven EE mix....but did that leghorn cockeral pick out their combs or what?

    So here is what I brought home with me today


    Yeah, apparently they are Buttercups! I did tons of looking up on byc tonight. Love this website!

    But I don't think they are actually 10 weeks yet? They still look pretty scruffy, and their heads should be golden by now then too, right? I'm thinking maybe 8 weeks? Either way, I love them! And as 'rare' as they seem to be, I'm pretty sure I got them for a steal. Serves 'em right for not paying attention to the breed genetics! Can't wait to show them at Mason County Fair this year!

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