32 Week Buff Orpington - Not Even A Crown

594chickens

In the Brooder
Jul 29, 2018
35
21
36
My Buff Orpington is 32 weeks old. my Blue Maran and RIR of the same age are both laying already and both have massive crowns. Buff has the same size crown for the passed 4 months. It is the largest of all 3 but it seems it has no plans on growing a crown.
is this a possibility. Or is there a different breed of buff that just doesn't grow them?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

Grateful
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Jul 16, 2015
45,459
79,199
1,462
Wisconsin
Orpingtons are slower to mature. Most start laying at 5-7 months. The comb will enlarge 1-2 months before the start of lay. Keep them on a grower, so it can continue to mature. Put out a separate bowl of oyster shells for the calcium needs.
 
Mar 30, 2018
1,095
2,117
236
One of my buff orps developed late. She was close to 30 weeks before her comb even started to grow or turn red. It never did get very big either.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom