Combs on chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mary Of Exeter, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]
     
  2. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    the do pop out with the comb [​IMG]
     
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They always have a comb [​IMG] They are very tiny combs though when they first hatch [​IMG]
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I thought I was just going crazy [​IMG] I guess the sun bleached my brain today, LOL.
    But anyways, here's some pictures anyways! [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]
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    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! [​IMG]
     
  5. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    Looks a little big for a day old!
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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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! [​IMG]
     

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