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How big to Buff Orpington combs get?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by xC0000005, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. xC0000005

    xC0000005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got one chicken whose comb is...very large. Even compared to the otheres. It flops over (and goes a little back over the head). In theory these are all hens, and perhaps this is normal and I just don't recognize it. We were debating it being a rooster but we've never heard a crow at all (and I do mean never).

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  2. jafo

    jafo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That LOOKS like a rooster to me. We have Orps too. That looks the size of our roos comb. Our hens a short and tight to the head, fingered out. sorry no pic. try this site to resize yer pics too. worked for me and my avatar. http://www.shrinkpictures.com/
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My full stock Buff Orpingtons have a simlar size comb. That is not a Roo... looks alot like my hens.

    I have a few pics but mine are even larger than this now and flopping over a bit. I have seen people with BO's that the combs are not large though

    My pullets at about age 23 weeks(As you can see your hen looks nothing like my Roo)

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