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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by animalsrule1, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. animalsrule1

    animalsrule1 In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2012
    Hey there, I was looking at my baby chicks today (From McMurray Hatchery), and I saw that my baby Buttercup hen has a double single comb. If that doesn't make sense here's the picture.


    Is this dangerous? Does she need too see a vet? Is she sick? I'm seriously worried.

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That's a buttercup comb. Look at the adult birds on MM website. It's the hallmark of the breed.

    Bad news, I think that's a cockerel. That much comb this young is pretty much male.
  3. I agree. I think that's a roo with such a big come at that age.
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Yep, the comb is normal (sort of, the two sides should connect to each other making a "cup", hence the name buttercup ;) ). And I agree, that is a little cockerel.

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