Dominique nubby comb 3 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jmtcmkb, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I bought a "dominique" from MPC and from what I understand as a total newbie She/He should have a"rose" comb. I read one particular thread here on BYC and the poster said if you can see/feel little numbs on the comb, it's not a rose comb... So my little dominique is almost 3 weeks old and I can clearly see her little comb its a single row of little nubs, is this normal?

    I can see the final outcome in pictures of the different combs, but at this young stage what would a rose comb look like?
     
  2. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish i knew maybe a pic? I dont know [​IMG]
     
  3. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes been telling hubby I need to figure out how to post pics... will try tomorrow, thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    My Dom's comb resembled a yellow shield at that age with a tiny nub at the back where the spike would grow later. As she matured, the shield went pink and thickened. It was textured a bit like rough sandpaper and you could see itty-bitty bumps all over it -- certainly not in a row.
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok well this is def a row of little nubs and looks similar to all the other chicks ( BO, BA, Red Stars)...doesnt really matter I love her to pieces she is by far the friendliest little chick [​IMG]
     
  6. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    this is a dom. comb side view though and of a roo but its just the same in a hen just a bit smaller [​IMG]
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    now if its straight with similar markings then you probley have a barred rock instead
     
  8. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is a dominique
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    this is a barred rock
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  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I know I've seen some Wyandotte chicks recently on this board and those are supposed to have rose combs as well (although lacking the spike nub, I think). You can probably find a good picture of an immature rose that way.

    But if you're seeing a ridge with points on it, that's a straight comb.
     
  10. chickenstew

    chickenstew Out Of The Brooder

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    Dominique comb at 8 weeks
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