Pink in combs of 9 & 10 week olds...UPDATE:PIX ADDED

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gindee77, May 31, 2008.

  1. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or could they still be females? When do females get pink in their combs? All of them are starting to develop a bit but nothing huge. My sex-link pullets are getting pink in the comb and their wattles are starting to develop a bit too. So I'm assuming that my others could still be females even tho they have a bit of pink in their combs.

    What do you think? Do you need pix to see them? I have a few.
     
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  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are they? that makes a difference. I know delaware hens have red combs and wattles on the females and males, just that the males are must larger.
     
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Golden Comets sex-link chicks. Also a couple EE's and so far, my Buff Orp has no red or pink
     
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  4. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm no expert at all, but my EE does not have any red yet at 5 weeks. i'm sure someone else will chime in. sorry i'm not more help!
     
  5. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine didn't have red/pink until just a few days ago...and they are just over 10 wks old. I'm not sure when hens can start getting red in their combs? My GC's are getting red tho and they are 9 wks old. So I'm hoping that red isn't too much of an issue at this age. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics of the ones in question?
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:GCs are a production breed so it would make sense that they develope earlier than other breeds so a little red may not be bad ; where as Buff Orp I am told develope later than most so if it is a female buff orp it shouldnt have developed red yet for comparison
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    If they are sex-links there shouldn't be any issue. The boys are a completely different color from the girls at birth so I can't imagine you would be given roos on accident. Gold sex-link girls are red or gold colored as day-olds and boys are much, much lighter. That's the great thing about sex-links, no confusion.
     
  9. tiki244

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    Quote:GCs are a production breed so it would make sense that they develope earlier than other breeds so a little red may not be bad ; where as Buff Orp I am told develope later than most so if it is a female buff orp it shouldnt have developed red yet for comparison

    So you have early developing GC which you know are girls and late developing BO and the unknown chicks which are developing some red,,,,,,,,sounds like you are still safe(possible females) but keep an eye on them
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  10. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sure...here ya go...these are pictures of them at just over 10 weeks old.

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    And this is Maggie...

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