Is early comb development normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mannamedL, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. mannamedL

    mannamedL Out Of The Brooder

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    So i received a few mutt eggs from a friend a while back, incubated them and now they're 3-4 weeks old, but one of them has a comb and wattles that are too developed? it looks kinda funny and i was wondering if it was normal? any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


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  2. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to me like you've got a little Roo!
     
  3. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am raising chicks that are around three weeks old now too, and they also have combs on their heads and it is completely normal.
     
  4. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 4 weeks and I am pretty sure they are all hens. They only have a very small yellow comb, nothing like yours has. I'd have to second the roo.
     
  5. mannamedL

    mannamedL Out Of The Brooder

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    ah, thanks for the replies, i was just wondering if it was normal since all the others don't have anything close to what this guy has, but if it's normal, then that's awesome, but he still looks funky to me [​IMG]
     
  6. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He does look funky, but its cute!
     
  7. mommabice

    mommabice Out Of The Brooder

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    That is too cute! Sort of like when a little kid puts on dad's hat or something. :) A couple of mine have *tiny* combs, but they have no color to them yet. They are 5 weeks tomorrow.
     
  8. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I wish all my roos combs were that obvious that young. Mine are only about 2 weeks old but im havin a tough time figurein out which of mine are roos or hens. Hes a cute little thing tho. He does remind me of a kid tryin on dads clothes or paintin on mustaches lol
     
  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, if they are only 3 weeks, then he's definitely a roo!

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    Here's my little roo at 3 1/2 weeks.
     

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