My Lavender Cockerel has GREY & RED Combs - why?

tysonandperdue

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 25, 2007
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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?
Any help would be very much appreciated.




 

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.
 

tysonandperdue

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 25, 2007
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New Jersey
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.
 

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