Combs and ages

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickhelper99, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Chickhelper99

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    My bantams are black wyandottes they have rose combs we believe they are males but they are almost 5 months old and theyre combs aren't much larger than the pullets when do the combs become more developed and retain the rose comb shape
     
  2. junebuggena

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    By 5 months of age, you can sex by the presence of male feathering.
     
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    What is male feathering?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The hackle and saddle feathers. Males, by 5 months, will have flowing, Fabio-style neck feathers; and long, thin, pointed, very shiny back feathers.
     
  5. Chickhelper99

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    thank you i will try that instead
     

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