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How early do you see combs?

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

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

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    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

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    You can see the already developed comb.
     

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