comb size indicates...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by keystonepaul, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have 10 chicks and as they grow 4-5 have noticablly quicker growing and as a result noticablly larger combs than the others is this any indication of them being a rooster or at less than 6 or 8 weeks old does it mean anything. Thanks, Keystonepaul
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Have you noticed any red with those noticeably larger combs? If so, then they would be roos. [​IMG]
     
  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be! my cockerel started showing definite signs of not being a girl at two weeks. it wasn't his comb at first, but his feathering that made me suspicious. after that, the comb and wattles appeared nearly overnight and were very dark pink. so, yes, much earlier than 6-8 weeks for sure. [​IMG]
     

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