Marans with no wattles or comb

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BetteDavis, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. BetteDavis

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    I bought two Marans who were the same age and size. The blue copper recently started laying, but the black copper, who is fully grown, has not developed a comb or wattles. Does this mean she will not lay?

    Thanks,
    Bette Davis
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Late bloomer.
     
  3. BetteDavis

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    Is that common? Is it a Marans "thing?"
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Different breeds are slow/moderate/fast maturing. It can just be the individual. Ever know a boy or girl that was a late bloomer?

    Marans are medium. You don't say how old they are.
     
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  5. BetteDavis

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    Thank you! She laid her first egg the other day!
     

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