Red comb and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KristenF87, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. KristenF87

    KristenF87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chicks are a little over 3 weeks now and I've recently noticed that our little EE's comb is starting to turn red. Is this a bad sign, gender wise? Here's a picture... What do you guys think?

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  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Some hens have combs too, my favorelles do. That looks like a hen to me, but it is still young. I would give it a couple more weeks. [​IMG]
     
  3. KristenF87

    KristenF87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    It looks like a pullet. If it reddens a lot during the next 2-3 weeks, check for roo. I vote pullet however.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    All chickens have combs (except for breda); it is just that roo combs tend to develop earlier than their sisters' do.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    red at 3 weeks is a good sign of a cockeral, but not a definite sign. Wait a few more weeks and post more pics [​IMG]
     
  7. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the red doesn't get darker in the next few weeks then most likely its a pullet, but right now I vote roo
     

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