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post #11 of 17

A pea comb looks like a row of peas, while a single comb is like teeth on a comb.

 

As chicks, it can be very hard to tell between the two until they develop. Usually the single comb will look like a mountain ridge, while the pea comb will look like the hills.

 

As chicks, the pea comb base is wider than the single comb base, which can help when choosing EE's....look for comb bases that are wider.

 

Here are the comb types on adult birds.

Lof Mc

 

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Source: http://www.extension.org/pages/65363/poultry-genetics-for-small-and-backyard-flocks:-an-introduction#.VRzEffnF-CQ

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Rosie, bantam Cochin, and new Vivi a buff silkie. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Rosie, bantam Cochin, and new Vivi a buff silkie. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
I would say my 11 month old Easter egger definitely has a single comb, it's wavy. My EE and sizzle have the same comb, oddly enough. My roo had a definite pea comb. He was beautiful!
post #13 of 17

Both look like Easter Eggers to me.

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Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #14 of 17

Easter Eggers.

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Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

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post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
That's fine if they're easter eggers. The lack of fluffy cheeks just threw me off. smile.png
post #16 of 17

We got 7 week old chicks 2 weeks ago after we lost half our hens to a predator. I'm certain they're not pure Ameracaunas and that's fine (I was guessing Easter Eggers). The gold and black ones seemed pretty straightforward- they have little muffs coming in and have beautiful coloring. The ones I had questions about are the grey/silver ones. They're beautiful too (and much more timid) and I'm not sure what they are. Different color Easter Egger? Something else? The farm where we got that said Blue Wyandotte, but I doubt it because they have grey legs, not yellow. Any ideas would be welcome. They're not the greatest pics, but hopefully they can be seen well enough. I have my fingers crossed they're all ladies (I don't see any hint of a comb at all and I would think I would by 9 weeks old). Thanks in advance for the input!

 

 

post #17 of 17

I have a hen that looks just like that.  We'll wait until we see the eggs, but I believe that they are Ameracauna's.  The thing is the tuft around the ears.  It's very distinctive.  We have 1/2 dozen Ameracaunas now, and they are all different colors but they all have the same head shape.

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