At what age...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amamaofmany, May 3, 2009.

  1. amamaofmany

    amamaofmany Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    west virginia
    At what age do pullets begin getting red in their combs?

    I know that early red in the comb & early wattle formation indicates a roo, but when is it to be expected in the pullets? It has to happen sooner or later, and it would be good to know when to stop worrying that 'it could be a roo'.

    My standard chicks are now nearly 6 weeks. One of them seems to have some red in her comb this morning. It isn't (yet) very dark and seems more pink, but is more colored than the other pullets, who are still mostly yellow. She doesn't seem to be particularly rooster like in having bigger legs or feathers.

    Just curious.
  2. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    I could be wrong, but it seems like I read they will start turning a darker red color right before they start laying eggs. I am sure many are much more knowledgeable about this than me.

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