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ee comb question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kesta, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    ok ive seen pics of ee pullets whos combs arent very big, just red. i have an ee pullet who has a comb just like many of these. face is red and so is comb the comb just isnt very big. so in ee chickens do the combs not get very big or something? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Crown? If by crown do you mean the Comb? I guess it really depends 1. on the bird 2. genetics. EE's have a Pea Comb, but I don't have much knowledge on combs and their sizes. I do know that Pea Comb birds fair better in cold temperatures because they don't get frostbite on their combs.
     
  3. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    oh yeah comb duh! [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Because an EE is a cross breed, they can really have any type of comb. However, the pea comb, when it looks correct on them, is a very small, tight to the head type of comb. They are excellent for cold climate and do not get frost bite easily.
     
  5. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Their comb stays very small. Here's a couple of pics of my hen whose been laying for months now.

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  6. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    oo then mines a lil over 4 months old and will probably start squatting soon!
     

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