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12 week old pullet with pale comb

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazedCowgirl, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. CrazedCowgirl

    CrazedCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!

    I've recently (last week) added two new pullets to my flock. I have them in quarantine until the end of the month. I've noticed that one of my new chicks has a very pale comb. I'm not sure if it's her coloring or if she's sick. I've dewormed them, dusted them for lice/mites and since Eugene has been right around 90 degrees for the last week, everyone has been getting cold water with electrolytes.

    She's pretty active, eating fine and drinking lots of water so I'm not sure if she's sick or just has a lighter colored comb then the rest of my girls. She's a spangled/mottled Orp. I'm new chicken mom and I just want to make sure my girls are ok.

    Thanks!

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's the correct color for the breed and color of the bird, Orpingtons are more pink skinned.
     
  3. CrazedCowgirl

    CrazedCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet! Thank you!

    These two are my first and only Orp's and I wasn't too sure. Thier parents have lighter colored combs but they're still pretty red and my little spangled is super light, almost white. I just wanted to make sure that she's ok since we have a heat wave going on for another few days.
     
  4. kaileenfoster

    kaileenfoster Out Of The Brooder

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    So pretty!! And yes she looks healthy and its normal for her breed, I have two mottled javas and they are 17 weeks old and still have pale combs and wattles
     
  5. CrazedCowgirl

    CrazedCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I got the Orp's for my 4 yr old son and I think they're perfect for him although I'm really starting to fall for "his" Mottled Orp. She's a fun little bird. We've only had her a week and I can already see her color changing. I think I might swap out my Dominique and a Delaware for a couple more orp's or EE's.

    i told my husband we'd only get a few chickens and it's really turned into an obsession. LOL
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Think your black and white one is a Cockerel?
    Hope not..
     
  7. CrazedCowgirl

    CrazedCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be, hasn't crowed yet and they're about 12 weeks. Hoping it's just older than the breeder thought so it's developing faster. Breeder said the chicks were 8-10 weeks old when I picked them up but the Mottled one looks closer to 12 weeks to me. We'll have to see.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Just its cocky stance in the photo.
    Sadly I can pick out the cockerels.
     
  9. kaileenfoster

    kaileenfoster Out Of The Brooder

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    Mottled javas mature really slow.. Here are my two mottled javas at 17 weeks and they are still somewhat tweeting lol
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  10. kaileenfoster

    kaileenfoster Out Of The Brooder

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    And I'm still not sure if they are Roos.. I was told they where pullets when I got them at 12 weeks
     

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