Originally Posted by nurseemi
Lola and shadow have the same looking comb. It's bumpy - like it has goose bumps all over it where as Pom poms is smooth. Is that always a good indicator? It's been that way since I got them from the breeder. If I were to get more chicks, would getting a smoother comb be a sure bet?
Actually, NO comb would be a sure bet
They actually are harder to tell within the different colors; a person would assume its really hard to see a black comb on black skin with black feathers lol, but blacks are actually the easiest to tell are male (at least, to me ha-ha)
If I were to personally try for a female, and not able to snag it right at hatch, I would look for full head of feathers with NO streamers, a tail that is round and flows downward, not pointing up,.. And fully feathered. ( males tend to feather in slower, especially those head feathers. Makes can have combs at hatch sometimes even.
Small round ball with no spiky feathers lol; those would likely be female