Look at this comb: Would you call it a buttercup? Polish/BR crosses

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by teddiliza, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    This chick is from my Barred Rock hen and a WCB polish rooster:
    I think its comb looks so neat! It has got thick legs, I'm thinking a boy..... What term should I use to describe its comb?


    Also next to him is my WCB Polish rooster/ Buff Orpington hen cross. Would you call that a partridge color?

    They are starting to grow their little mohawks. They are almost 2 weeks old now.

    [​IMG] Thanks
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I would say it looks like a buttercup comb.
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Pic a bit fuzzy.. does it show a row of bumps down the middle?

    That is a sex linked mating- WCB roo x BR hen. All sons barred, all daughters not(barred). That chick has barring so it's a boy for sure.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Not a buttercup comb; I think it is referred to as split. I have a couple of boys with that--starts as a single comb, then splits into two single combs, forming an overall a V shape. I believe it is what happens sometimes with the polish combs when bred to a single combed bird.
  6. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    My buff orpington/polish mix definitely has the split you are referring to (starts as single comb at the beak, and ends in bumpy V shape at the top) But my Barred Rock/polish mix looks like he has 2 combs side by side that flopped over away from each other, like a middle part on a hairstyle. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time getting them both to hold still long enough for me to get a good pic with my camera phone! I wonder is there a difference in boy/girl expression of this comb type when there's a mix?
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  7. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are 2 more pics, one of the other chick. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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