Originally Posted by Kev
Whoa I missed this! They look to be in great condition. :)
I think I recognize certain hens being mothers of your babies.. Tugboat is crested(small one tho). It seems to me Marshallow is rose combed?
I agree with the person who said too early to be sure. I also mostly ignore comb size and wait until first flush of pink on the combs/wattles. Blushing on the face/neck when excited is normal for both sexes.
I am learning stuff all over! I had no idea it was normal for both sexes, but then I never see the skin on my other chickens haha. Marshmallow indeed has a rose comb, I thought it might be cushion or pea, but I don't know the parent stock and have raised very few chicks that didn't have single combs. If the rose comb has a leader, can you see that young or does it grow in?
If Tugboat is crested I haven't noticed, they looked just like Werewolf for a long time. Werewolf only recently started being the bigger of the two... Tugboat is also feathering out much slower, so I've started putting in two feeders just in case. Werewolf might just be something else, though, they've gotten huge and are feathering out head and shoulders above the rest. I'm glad they seem to be in good shape!