Had a "surprise exotic chick" sent *updated pic*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by froggie71, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    We had a "surprise exotic chick" sent with our order. Anyone have any idea what it is? We are thinking a Buttercup, but not sure

    Also guessing chick is probably a roo since it was free, but have no idea.

    He ? is such a sweet chick, and we call him ? puffy cheeks at least for now LOL
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2009
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Oh he is sooo cute![​IMG] I can't wait to see what it is, I think I want some!![​IMG]
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    I can't wait to find out either. Though this one wasn't one we planned on, he has soon become my favorite! [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Looks like an Easter Egger! They're always exotic!
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    It's not an Easter Egger, we got 2 of those also. This one is bigger and has a different face, though the coloring is similar to them. This is one of our Easter Eggers:
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    buttercups don't come bearded.. Im thinking a EE too which wouldn't be the first shipped as a exotic chick.
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    yup! an EE
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Cuuuuuuuuuuute! But are EEs really considered exotic?
    It is really super cute! I love how his fethers make hims look a tad chubbed
  9. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Looks EE to me: it has that mini-muff that mine has. EE's are mutts by nature, and so they can look TOTALLY different!

    I guess EEs can be exotic depending on what they're mixed with! That and the surprise factor--you never know what colour/size they'll turn out--is loads of fun.
    Only other thing I can think could be Faverolle mix. Normal # of toes? Even then, if they're mixes you can end up with ones with the normal amt of toes.
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    WHY does everyone always assume that an unknown bird is an EE? There are many, many other options.

    Bantam or standard? Foot feathers or not? Number of toes? Colour
    of skin?

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