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BLRW chick - Does it have a single comb??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steffpeck, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I was playing with my BLRW chicks and noticed that one of them has a comb that looks like a single comb, very different from the other chicks. They will 2 weeks old tomorrow. Is it good or bad that is has a single comb??

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    I am really hoping with all the feathering, and tail sprouts that it is a little girl!!!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It looks like it does. It happens sometimes.
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Would I not use her for breeding?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've been told the single comb can help with fertility issues, but I don't keep and use mine in my breeding flock. So far I haven't had any fertility issues with my roos, so until that happens I'm not using them.
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks. I guess she will be put in with the laying flock, if she is a she. Or maybe she can be used for a BLRW orp project.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Yep she has a single comb. My Silver Laced Wyandotte has a single comb too.

    This is her at 2 days old:
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    This is her at 4 weeks old I think:
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    I asked the same thing once I noticed mine. I guess hatchery chicks just have single combs some time.

    Here is the link to that descussion if you want to read it:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=232645
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks for the link. She is not a hatchery chick. She came from a very reputable breeder in Florida.
     
  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Your welcome, I guess the combs just happen sometimes.
     
  9. Eggzactly

    Eggzactly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That happen to one of my BLRW pullets also from a breeder.She was the last one to hatch I actually had to help her...
     
  10. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind of combs are the wyandottes supposed to have? Mine ALL look like that...
     

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