Redcap?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Acre4Me, May 19, 2019.

  1. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Ordered straight run chicks, and received 10 breeds that are all new to us. We did get a packing list, and 3 of the chicks died within the first week, so we are guessing with a few. We should have gotten 2 Redcap chicks, but we think one of those may have died.

    A Redcap should have a Rose Comb, and dark leaden blue shanks (per APA). Is this possibly our Redcap?

    We also received: BCM, BlueCM, Creme Legbar, GLW, Blue Ameraucana, Salmon Faverolle, and Erminette (white with black flecks feathering/ straight comb) and Rose Comb RIR.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    That doesn't look like a redcap, although I've never had one. I would guess it's the ameraucana.
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Looks more like an Ameraucana.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I'd need more feathers to make my determination. And a slightly more mature comb.
     
  6. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Yes, it is a bit young and actual feathering is sparse, but is the comb a Rose type? Or is it too early to tell definitively?
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    It looks like a rose, and it looks like a pea... at this stage in the game, I'd have to wait a bit longer.
     
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    Thanks! That was what I was wondering. At this age a cushion, pea, and rose comb could all look similar I suppose. We only have had experience with pea combs on EE. We've never had a cushion comb or rose comb breed. Although, we do have 2 Rose Comb RIR in this batch of chicks (not posted yet), but their combs are also not so definitive.
     
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