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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nae-nae850, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. nae-nae850

    nae-nae850 New Egg

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    Had a friend that gave me 10 eggs an so they are hatching an I'm very excited about it.But my question is two of them was born with a little comb all ready is this pretty normal or does it mean they are most likely going to be roosters .I don't know what breed they are so it's going to be a surprise when they get big
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Significant comb development at hatch could well indicate you have a cockerel, although it may depend on the breed.

    I see that you have posted in this forum before.


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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Can you possibly take and post some photos of the chicks -- one person's idea of "a little comb" and the next person's idea of the same can vary quite a bit so actually seeing what you are seeing is helpful in answering this sort of question. Single combed breeds often have a visible "bud" to their comb at hatch - rose and pea comb breeds tend to just have the area where the comb will later grow as a visible area but not really any development to the comb.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with old Grey Mare. Once they are dry and fluffed out you probably wouldn't even notice. What they have is more like a "parking space," where the comb will eventually fill it..
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hope you're enjoying your little chicks!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and a belated [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community!
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Please make yourself at home here and enjoy yourself! :frow

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