Is my hen a Buckeye?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mar013q, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. mar013q

    mar013q Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Elaine. She was hatched in August (2011) from a mystery egg. I'm new to chickens and always thought she was a Rhode Island Red but then noticed she has a pea comb. She also has some black feathers. I think she is a Buckeye. What do you think?

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  2. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a Buckeye to me.
     
  3. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb doesn't look like a peacomb to me.
     
  4. chickenobsessed

    chickenobsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    im pretty sure she is a buckeye because i have a buckeye and that looks just like mine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: I agree that from the photos, one cannot discern whether it is a pea-comb so I am trusting that the OP knows what a peacomb looks like & knows the difference.

    Quote: from the pictures, it could be a small single comb or a pea comb or something else -- would need to see it from above or straight-on.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Doesn't look like a pea comb to me either. Also doesn't look like a Buckeye. My guess would be a production bred Rhode Island red.
     
  7. Matt1616

    Matt1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to have a obvious single comb to me. I'm with NYREDS on this one, looks like a standard production red.
     
  8. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would tend to say not Buckeye. The comb really looks like a single comb, but it's awfully small for being so red and for the hen being 7 months old. And the wattles are so tiny for a 7-month-old Production Red. The size of the red wattles and size of the red comb are more in line with a Buckeye. Granted it could be a maturity issue, but many 7-month-old hens have larger combs and wattles than those shown.

    Where did you get this "mystery egg" that she hatched from? Any chance she's a cross between a Buckeye and a Production Red or a RI Red?
     
  9. mar013q

    mar013q Out Of The Brooder

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    I got the egg from a lady who has chickens has shows them in 4H. That's the only information I was given.
     

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