Chopped her down. Got 2 buds in the garbage and 1 left. The last 2 shots are of the bud I'm keeping .. Gonna give it another look to make sure there is nothing nasty in there (not that I'm certain of what I am searching for :)
I'm no too upset about the loss - this was an experiment of sort anyway plus I'm sitting on 8 jars of buds curing as I type :)
I've learned a few things:
You can indeed clone autos - they wont grow to 6 feet, but it looks like the yield could be more than if you left the branch on. I wonder if this is because they continue the donor plant's time line or if they spent majority of their finite life on establishing roots and such.
Keep an eye on these plants (especially outdoors) - bud rot doesnt mess around and moves fast! If I would have realized the symptoms sooner I could have save a cola ...
Oh well - live and learn and grow more buds :)