Questions from the new kid

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blacksheep115, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Blacksheep115

    Blacksheep115 New Egg

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    i was wondering if a chicks comb is supposed to be dark or if its ok if its pale/light
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the breed. Normally they are kind of yellow and turn pink but if the chick is dark to begin with and that is what the breed looks like then it may be normal for that chick.

    Caroline
     
  3. Blacksheep115

    Blacksheep115 New Egg

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    thanks! I have no idea what kind of chicken I have at his point, But its comb is light yellow and it seems pretty healthy.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] generally a chick that develops a red comb early is likely to be a rooster. The pullets tend to have smaller, pale combs up until the time they are about to lay eggs. Then their face and comb will redden.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. Blacksheep115

    Blacksheep115 New Egg

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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes!
     
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