Comb Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pdxblossom, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    We've got three chicks. Two light brahmas and one Australorp. They are all between 3 - 4 weeks old and sweet as can be. The Brahmas a already much bigger than the Australorp - lots of feathers too. The Australorp has some wing feathers and . . . a sizeable comb. The Brahmas just have fuzzy little heads. I'm thinking rooster?

    These are city chickens and roosters are forbidden. I'm already so attached to "Stink" and I don't want to get more attached and then have to give him away.

    What do you think? Is it a rooster possibly or do Australorps get their combs a lot earlier?
     
  2. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BA got a comb a bit earlier, and she has longer tail feathers [​IMG]
     
  3. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

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    I got five started pullets of exactly the same breed Hyline commercial cross. They were all 17 weeks old, but some had HUGE red combs and a couple had barely there ones. They are all hens and lay an egg a day, and there combs all look the same now.
     
  4. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I'll wait for the first egg or the first crow! Stink is kind of my favorite and I'd hate to lose him/her.
     

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