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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shanilynn2010, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. shanilynn2010

    shanilynn2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    At two weeks old and the baby chicks have combs coming does that make it a rooster?
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no little hens will have combs too.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Not always, but sometimes........
     
  4. shanilynn2010

    shanilynn2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thank you!
     
  5. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all have the same size combs?
     
  6. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And are the all the same BREED?
     
  7. shanilynn2010

    shanilynn2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    The silver laced wyandottes don't have n e yet the rir do and the barred rock does
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I agree. It also depends on the breeds some get males get their combs earlier. I have some 3 week old BOs and the boys combs are bigger than the girls are. I actually have some 3 day olds, week olds, 2 week olds, 3 week olds and month olds. The 3 and 4 week male chicks are definitely getting their combs.
     
  9. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Wyandottes I've seen have smaller combs to begin with, male and female, than standard RIR or Barred Rocks, which most often have fairly large single combs.... So that could be that you are just seeing the difference in breed...
     
  10. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Wyandottes I've seen have smaller combs to begin with, male and female, than standard RIR or Barred Rocks, which most often have fairly large single combs.... So that could be that you are just seeing the difference in breed...

    Definitely.
    Compared to the other, single-combed breeds, a young Wyandotte pullet will look combless for quite a while. wyandottes have a rose comb, which is low and flattened--like a lump of flesh. They don't have the toothed, or serrated, comb that the other breeds have.
    At 17 weeks, my wyandotte still looks relatively combless.
     

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