Missing comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kathycltnh, May 16, 2017.

  1. kathycltnh

    kathycltnh Just Hatched

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    I have a 5 week old silver laced Wyandotte. She seems to be missing her comb. All the other chicks (12 others - 4 different breeds) all seem to have similar ones. I'm attaching a picture. Hers seems to be missing. Although I'm not sure if it was ever there. Should we be concerned? She seems healthy otherwise. Thank you. Forgive me if I posted this to the wrong forum.
     

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  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb isn't missing, it's just not the type you're used to. Wyandottes have a rose comb which is a flat, shield shape at this age.
     
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  3. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb is there. There are different type of combs, pea combs are often tiny and flat with 3 rows of bumps. The comb on this one is obvious and will get a little larger as the chick matures
     
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  4. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I agree with this. Also, all chickens grow at their own rate.
     
  5. kathycltnh

    kathycltnh Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I wasn't sure and I've checked out all these pictures but couldn't tell. I'm so relieved.
     
  6. kathycltnh

    kathycltnh Just Hatched

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    Thank you!
     

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