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Buff Orpington Comb...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fishandchix1, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. fishandchix1

    fishandchix1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Buff Orpington hens, both the same age. One, who just started laying, has a much bigger comb and wattles. The other hen has a much smaller comb and basically no wattles, but her comb is rose red, as is the other ones. Is this just one maturing faster? Should I be worried? Any info is appreciated!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Pics would definitely help here. How old are your Buff Orpingtons? If they are at least 14 weeks old, the one with the smaller red comb is likely a pullet getting close to laying and the one with the larger red comb and wattles is likely a cockerel. However, without pics I can't be certain.
     
  3. fishandchix1

    fishandchix1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely both hens. The one with the big comb is laying and her sister just has a smaller comb
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Even if you know for sure that it's the one with the larger comb that is laying, I wouldn't be concerned. The one with the smaller comb is likely just maturing more slowly. Chickens are like people; they mature at different rates. :eek:)
     

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