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Baby chick no comb

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CreamPuff, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. CreamPuff

    CreamPuff Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 silver laced wyndottes and one has a comb and the other doesn't,(they are 4 weeks old today) Does this mean that one is a boy, if so which one, I'm hoping its just a birth defect and the are both girls.[​IMG]
     
  2. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Rosecombs take awhile to show up because they're so flat. It could be that the one you can see the comb on is a male, but I would wait until they are a little older just to be sure.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Do you mean one has a single comb possibly? Just wondering. I had three SLWs and one had a single comb, so by comparison, it appeared the other two had no combs, LOL.
     
  4. 2fast4u

    2fast4u Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 7, 2008
    the one with a comb is probably a male and the one without a comb is probably a female
     
  5. CreamPuff

    CreamPuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the one that has a comb is a single comb, now that I look at the other one there is a V where the comb must be coming in. The one with the single comb has red under its beak, Jouls? the one with out the comb the color of the jouls are orangish. what doest this all mean?
     
  6. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Creampuff,
    I have 4 Wyandotte's three of them have rose combs ,and one has a single comb.They are all pullets and 6 weeks old.
    Hope this helps.
    Ed

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