Buttercup?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lovinlife, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    I purchased some chicks from a friend who ordered an Ornamental Layer Collection from McMurray. They're doing a mix of the ornamental layers and the rarest of rare collection. I ended up with 6 chicks after we distributed them all. One chick has me baffled. After searching the MM site, I think what I have could be a Buttercup. What do you think?

    a few days old:
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    4 weeks old:
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    Thanks!
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    With those willow green legs I don't know what else it might be. In the last picture I think I can see the cup comb forming. Looks like a pullet.
     
  3. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    Thanks. I've looked at the chickens in their collections and it seems that's the only thing she could be. I was hoping to hear from some people who have raised Buttercups for some confirmation. Thanks for your input! [​IMG]
     
  4. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    I think it might be an EE, just doesn't have the typical beard. Hatcheries seem to concider them rare... if I'm right I'd say a pullet and that will make for an excellent colorful egg basket.
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    She's colored like a Buttercup, but the comb isn't right for one. She would already have the little cup shaped comb by now.
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    Quote:I agree, Buttercup combs are very obvious even when they are day old chicks. I belive that you have a Golden Penciled Hamburg.
     
  7. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    No fluffy cheeks, not an EE. Not a single comb, so it's not a Golden Campine. Must be a Buttercup [​IMG]
     
  8. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    This is a Golden Pencilled Hamburg chick. (pic from feathersite) I think Lbrad7 is right.
     
  9. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    I'm going with Golden Penciled Hamburg too
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Hamburgs have slate legs, this bird has willow legs.
     

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