Combs on chicks

Mary Of Exeter

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Maybe I'm just crazy, or maybe it's just been too long since I've taken a good look at a newly hatched chick...but do they normally pop out with a comb? I had a large mixed baby hatch out yesterday, moved him this morning, and the first thing I noticed was a lovely little single comb popping up. Perhaps I just don't pay that much attention because I know I won't be able to tell their sex by their comb until later on. I dunno
 

Mary Of Exeter

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Yeah I thought I was just going crazy
I guess the sun bleached my brain today, LOL.
But anyways, here's some pictures anyways!
S/He's such a cute little guy/girl. Any idea on what color he might be? S/He's already getting old! Notice the lovely random white 'hairs' on his/her back







This one BETTER be a girl! I haven't hatched many eggs from my sex-links (covered by a RIR/Sexlink mix roo, RJ)....but every one that I have....were boys!
 

Mary Of Exeter

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Oh yes, when he popped out we were surprised. He's a big fluffy butt for sure. He was also the first to hatch. One bantam hatched the day after him, but the rest of the eggs (large and bantam) hatched today. I guess he was a bit cramped and decided he wanted out NOW!
 

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