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When do wattles and comb start growing?

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My pullets are 12 weeks now and their combs and wattles are still pretty tiny.  About when will they start to grow?  Their bodies are a good size.

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post #2 of 7

Oh dang, I failed to read your sig first, sorry. roll They should be starting to redden and get a little larger in a few weeks, as they begin to lay. I've has a few start at 16 weeks, some as late as 26 weeks!


Edited by ranchhand - 6/18/11 at 3:47pm

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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The breeds are in my signature.  I know the EE's and Wyandottes have the small pea combs but the Golden Comets, Black sex links and Golden comets should have single combs, right?

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I was wondering the same thing, I have Pekins.

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I was wondering the same thing, I have Pekins.


ducks don't have waddles or comes.

Chickens:  3 Japanese, 2 Dutch, 2 Milli D'Uccle, 3 Anconas, 3 Minorcas, 5 Ameraucanas, 1 black laced polish " Elvis".
Ducks: 7 Rouens, 4 Mallards, 2 Magpie, 3 Pekins, 3 Snowy Mallards, 3 khaki Campbells, and 2 wood ducks, 11 mom-hatched ducklings!
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Chickens:  3 Japanese, 2 Dutch, 2 Milli D'Uccle, 3 Anconas, 3 Minorcas, 5 Ameraucanas, 1 black laced polish " Elvis".
Ducks: 7 Rouens, 4 Mallards, 2 Magpie, 3 Pekins, 3 Snowy Mallards, 3 khaki Campbells, and 2 wood ducks, 11 mom-hatched ducklings!
It all started 4 years ago with 5 ducks... 
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I was wondering the same thing, I have Pekins.


Pekin chickens?  I have bantam Cochins and my roosters were very obvious early on.  smilewelcome-byc

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Originally Posted by Rachy 

I was wondering the same thing, I have Pekins.


ducks don't have waddles or comes.


Pekin chickens are a true bantam.

Pekin bantams are a True bantam, a breed of miniature chicken which has no large fowl counterpart

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Sunny!   Living my dream at GloryBe Farmstead, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I think the Good Lord gave chickens wings because He knew what their choice would always be between "fight or flight."
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