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I've been looking through threads and had a quick question, is it possible for hens to have ANY pink in their combs at 4 weeks old? I know some breeds mature faster then others though. The problem is I've posted about my assorted chicks which I found out are barred rock and white rock (forgot the full name of it) and me and others on here are pretty sure the white one who I named Roo is a male but I've noticed very little hint of pink in the barred rock but it looks female according to its feather pattern and I'm wondering if it's possible females can have pink combs at 4 weeks? My other chickens are Easter Eggers and Rhode island reds. Easter Eggers have no combs that are noticeable so I assume female and my rhode island reds have larger combs than anyone however those are completely yellow. I've been driving myself crazy about these things and I already have one male I don't want to loose anyone else! (Will post pics in next part)
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Very light pink or yellowish pink is common in a pullet, whereas bright or dark pink or red is often indicative of a cockerel.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #3 of 7
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Here's the male





Here's the barred rock







The others I just realized I don't have good recent pictures of them or the picture is red from a heat lamp so I'll take more pics tomorrow
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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

Very light pink or yellowish pink is common in a pullet, whereas bright or dark pink or red is often indicative of a cockerel.

Ah okay so it might still be a she then
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They still look like pullets to me.

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Yep, it's too young to really tell for sure but no one is screaming cockerel yet.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #7 of 7
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Oh really? I was really sure this white one is a male since its starting to get red at the base and into its comb from what I can tell
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