5 month old pullet with no comb.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SemperFiChicken, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. SemperFiChicken

    SemperFiChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    this young lady and her sister don't have very pronounced combs and they're 5 months old. Is this common? The lady I got them from said they were BR's crossed with another breed she wasn't sure of.
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Your hen has a small rose comb, so it's perfectly normal.
     
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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    That's normal. They just aren't fully matured yet. :) When they are ready to start laying, their combs will be big, glossy and red.
     
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  4. SemperFiChicken

    SemperFiChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Barred Rocks don't have rose combs from what I know. What's your guess as to what they're mixed with to have rose combs?
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Dominique, Wyandotte, Easter eggers, Americana, to name a few.
     
  6. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It has the leg coloring of a BR pullet and the markings, I would say pullet for this age. Tho that comb seems to be pushing the beak right off the face.
     
  8. SemperFiChicken

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    So the mystery deepens as to what breed they are. One of the two laid this olive egg today. Did a little research and noted that EE's breed with BR's can make Olive Barred Rocks. Anyone have any experience with them?
     

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  9. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice bonus. If the resulting chick had been barred, it would of been male.
     
  10. SemperFiChicken

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    What do you mean exactly?
     

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