I have a young black Cochin-type pullet that was hatched in 5/2013. She surprised me this morning by laying her first egg. I was surprised because, of all of my pullets, she is the one that looks the least ready to lay. She has always had a dark comb/wattles and they are pretty small right now. Below is a picture that was take a couple of months ago and one that was taken this morning. AS you can see there is only the slightest pink to her. I know it was her that laid the egg because I caught her in the nest and the egg is banty sized. Hers is the one on the far left. The others are from my Red Sex-link and my Blue Wyandotte. This shot is of some of the other pullets who clearly look more ready to lay than she does. Does anyone have any idea what breed this banty could be? I have not been able to find any info on dark-combed breed...only as dark combs applies to illness.