Comb Questions

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Manda0227, May 13, 2010.

  1. Manda0227

    Manda0227 Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    I know it can vary from chicken to chicken, but I was wondering if sometimes pullets can have a growth spurt of a comb, and then thats it. Nomore since. I will try and get pictures up later on tonight, but I figured I'd ask anyways. She's the largest chicken out of the 5 I have. They're all different breeds though, and she's a barred Rock. Which I've heard can mature faster? Her coloring looks like a pullet (black with white stripes), she doesn't have any saddle feathers or anything coming in.. she does have a large comb. She developed it at around 4-5 weeks, and it really hasn't grown anymore since! She's almost 7 weeks old now. It's fairly pinkish/red, but I still don't know. I haven't heard any trying to crow or anything, and she just acts like a pullet. My question being, since Im new to chickens, am I totally off in thinking could she just possibly have a larger comb for a pullet?? Or is the comb the end all- be all, she's a roo? I'm still [​IMG] that she IS a she though! I [​IMG] that chicken!
    Last edited: May 13, 2010
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    A picture would help alot to answer your questions. But a roo would grow a reddish comb much larger then all the rest pretty quickly. If it's small comb, I would guess pullet who is maturing more slowly. Good luck!

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