Hens with no combs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EmilyE, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. EmilyE

    EmilyE New Egg

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    I have a few hens that have no comb at all and are almost at the age to lay eggs....will they lay eggs?
     
  2. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed are they?....some breeds have different type combs...some have straight combs like a barred rock that are very noticeable and stand up and look like a comb that you brush your hair with...and some a rose comb like a wyandotte and are little and close to the head...add a pic to your avatar of one of the pullets you are questioning and I will look at them and tell you if it is normal or not....the reason you have to put the pic in the avatar is because you can post pics and threads until you have a certain number of posts.
     
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Welcome to the BYC forum EmilyE,

    What comes to my mind is the chicken we call the Easter Egger. These birds are beautiful and quite popular with back yard flocks. They can lay with hardly any comb visible...and EEs can have many different combs...
    This link will take you to some beautiful pictures of EEs.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/702253/easter-egger-contest

    My Easter Egger named 'Bebe' started laying a few days after she was 5-months old....I expect her two daughters to begin laying around that age (end of October or so) and they have hardly any visible comb.

    Good luck with your pullets.
     
  4. ameliaspurlock

    ameliaspurlock New Egg

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    I posted this question in the Welsummer Thread but haven't really gotten an answer to this part of my question there. This is my "Welsummer*" (sold to me as one) p[​IMG]
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    ullet and as you can see there is no sign of a comb. Will she ever have one, and if not will she lay eggs?
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like she has a cushion comb. If that's the case, it will always be pretty flat, but it will eventually get a little bigger, redder and she'll get little wattles to accompany it.

    She sort of looks like my partridge Chentechlers when they were younger. If that's what she is, mine were wonderful birds! Extremely cold hardy (they're a Canadian breed), good layers of medium brown eggs and still heavy enough for the table. Mine were very friendly.
     

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