Dominique rose comb

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blue speckles, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. blue speckles

    blue speckles Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered from a hatchery, 5 buff girls and 5 australorp girls. I also ordered 20 mystery chicks. With my mystery chicks I received 10 that I believe are Dominique. ...they have the striping and what looks like a rose comb. I noticed that one chick is larger, lighter in color and its comb is bumpier than the others. Does this mean that it could be a roo? Can you identify the difference between the girls and boys by their combs at 6 weeks old?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the sounds of it it's possible you have a cockerel in your chicks. Rose combs are a little bit harder to tell from a single comb.
     
  3. blue speckles

    blue speckles Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be very happy with that. We are thinking of making a 3 rd coop. A ratio of 9 females to 1 roo would be nice. I guess I should just wait and see.
     
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