How early do you see combs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jdoane, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    My three - 1 week old chicks (1 barred rock, 1 black australorp, and 1 buff orpington) all have little tiny combs. Really just a sign that the comb will be there. They are all yellow. It surprised me to see it already. Is this typical? I did ask for all pullets but know that isn't any guarantee. Just hoping the fact that I can see their tiny little combs already doesn't mean I have all roos.
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    When my baby chicks arrived in the mail they already had tiny little combs, they were 2 days old.
  3. Some of the chicks I've hatched had itty bitty combs the day they hatched. More like tiny nubs where the comb would be, but a couple had fully formed, beige mini combs. I've seen them pink up as early at 1 week and those have always worked out to be boys so far.
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    You can see the already developed comb.

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