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flesh colored combs but pink faces?? 5weeks old

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My 4 buff orps were ordered as pullets from a local reputable farm store in our area. So far nothing has screamed "roo" to me about any of them. They all look and act the same. They all feathered at thr same time, developed tails at the same time, all the same size, none particularly roosterish in behavior. They carry their postures the same, in the typical pullet stance verses upright. Etc

Today however i noticed that all 4 have pinkish faces. Combs are still all small and pale flesh toned. The skin where the waddles will be is turning pink as well. Is this normal for pullets at this age? It would be pretty bad luck to get 100% roosters at a place ive known many people to have great luck at. I wouldnt be able to keep any of them either:(
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I don't see anything particularly rooster-ish at this point. I wouldn't be too worried about them being cockerels.
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
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Thanks. I hope youre right. The change in face color really threw me off. I feel like i hear alot about combs but not alot about color changes in the face. Granted its light in tone but pink nonetheless. And the skin where the waddles would be as well
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They look like pullets at thus point.

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