Questions about those darn twins (branched from physical signs thread)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by barg, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    In CoyoteMagic's Thread there were a couple responces that said this basic Idea,
    Quote:my question is:
    I tell my 2 australorps and my 2 dominiques apart by looking mainly at their combs.
    Will smaller combs stay smaller by comparison, when they get bigger?
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I find that smaller combs will stay smaller in comparison when they get bigger. It's hard to say though. All my girls started with about the same sized combs, and now they vary in size from hen to hen. If they are laying though, their combs will stay about the same relative size between them. The main growth occurs at about 4-5 months old and stays around there.

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