combs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arabookworm, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a couple of the chicks have combs that are pinker than the others. they are mostly mixed breed, so it could be just the different breeds showing up in them, but could it be that the ones with red combs are male?
     
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My boys always have redder combs than the ladies....hmmm
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How old are they? They'll all get red combs eventually, but roos do first.
     
  4. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a little over 2 weeks old. I didn't think there would be a difference in the combs this early.
    [​IMG] guess I was wrong.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've had fast maturing leghorns that some of the boys were evident and pinking up in the combs at 3 days old! Some breeds are early, some are late (silkies) and most are about the 4-6 week range to see combs grow.
     
  6. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess the redder crowned ones are males. [​IMG]

    My hen had a yellow crown, but it eventually became red as well.
     
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  7. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed some of my 4 weeks old chicks have redder combs too than others...is it also true what I think I read somewhere on here the the roos have skinner legs and the hens have thicker legs..Is this true??
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think I read somewhere on here the the roos have skinner legs and the hens have thicker legs..Is this true??

    No, it's just the opposite. Rooster chicks have thicker legs early on.​
     
  9. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I thought it was something like that just got it backward..
     
  10. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has nothing to do with the subject but do pearl whites have tall combs? I have one and I don't want roosters so I'm just a little worried.
     

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