Age old question
I read on a different posting that at @4 weeks a Roo's comb will start to turn red
Edited by DamienT - 5/3/12 at 10:57pm
I have my first chicks. The oldest are 5 weeks now and the combs are finally becoming prevalent and rosying up on the roos, but it seems to be maybe breed specific. My Anconas are easy to spot. I'm having more trouble with the Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons. They differ in size but the combs are only slightly different so I don't know if I'm seeing roos or just chicks that are developing a bit faster. Your chicks look similar to some of my BCM's. My Welsummer roos are also easy now. They're markings were different at hatch. The females had eyeliner, but as they grew the coloring melded more until I could barely tell them apart. Now, with the combs, it's becoming more prevalent again. I guess you'll know soon enough! Good luck!