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Comb development in different breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MTchick, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. MTchick

    MTchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks, and two Barred Rock chicks. They are all supposed to be pullets, and are all 3 weeks old. One of my SLW's has a very distinctly growing "single" comb (looks exactly like the BR new little combs) and the other has no evidence of a comb at all- more like my Ameraucana chick who is almost 4 weeks old and has no signs of a comb at all.

    Here is a photo of the suspicious comb;
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    Here is a photo of the SLW with no comb development;
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    Should I take this as one of the SLW's being a male, and the other a female, or is it more likely that the "single comb" SLW is actually a mutt of sorts, because I read that SLWs should have a pea comb. The comb chick in question has some funny color streaks, too, so I wouldn't be too shocked to find out she isn't a true SLW. Nor would it matter, really, because I love her just the same. [​IMG]

    Just curious- does anyone have ideas?

    -MTchick
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It probably has some other genes in it but it's kinda young to say if it is a pullet or roo. I say it is female but you never know because there are ton's of late blooming single comb males. Lets hope for girls!
     
  3. Johnny0426

    Johnny0426 Out Of The Brooder

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    yep
     
  4. Johnny0426

    Johnny0426 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes
     
  5. Johnny0426

    Johnny0426 Out Of The Brooder

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    yepper
     
  6. Johnny0426

    Johnny0426 Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe
     

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