My Lavender Cockerel has GREY & RED Combs - why?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tysonandperdue, May 24, 2011.

  1. tysonandperdue

    tysonandperdue Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a healthy 14 week old lavender orpington cockerel....but his combs are a mixture of GREY and RED. Will the combs turn all RED when he matures or will they always be a mixture of grey and red? See photos below. Rooster is on the right in the 1st photo. I have had chickens for over a dozen years and my cockerels always had red coombs (never a mixture of two colors).

    Is this a flaw? [​IMG][​IMG] Any help would be very much appreciated.

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  2. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Just from my experience with my own lav orp stock I would say yes he will change to all red as he matures. I have even had some pullets have all black combs when young and end up beautiful bright red when mature. [​IMG]
     
  3. tysonandperdue

    tysonandperdue Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. I was hoping somebody out there would post that the combs of their lavender orps had changed from red/grey to bright red. The contrast of bright red against a lavender body is absolutely beautiful. [​IMG]
     

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