Is this comb healthy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rachelsian, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. rachelsian

    rachelsian Just Hatched

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    hi I would be grateful for any advice as to whether or not this chicken has a healthy comb. Is the fact that it is black just part of her breed as she also has a black
    Beak? She is a 10week old hybrid.
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  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture? Thanks
     
  3. rachelsian

    rachelsian Just Hatched

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    Sorry I thought I had posted pic! Hopefully it works this time!
     

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  4. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fine :) . Do you know if she has had it her whole life, or what breed her parents are? Some breeds have black combs, but from this picture I can't see any sign of something being wrong. A closer picture might help, but if she has had it her whole life it is probably just from one of her parents. Most chickens with black combs also have black waddles. So a closer picture would help, especially because her waddles aren't that visible because she's young.
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is normal! It happens to my chickens all the time! Changes when the comb gets bigger.
     
  6. rachelsian

    rachelsian Just Hatched

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    Oh great, thanks for your replies!! I'll add a couple of close ups I've just taken. We're new to keeping chickens but are loving it!
     

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  7. rachelsian

    rachelsian Just Hatched

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    I don't know what breed her parents are- she is from a farm. People on here have said maybe Easter egger or Partridge Rock but I don't really know. She is beautiful though.
     
  8. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, it doesn't look like anything is wrong, it's probably what @Crazy for Chickens! said. And yes, chickens are hard not to enjoy :)
     

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