Red comb on a 4-month-old...pullet?

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  1. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would my CX (she came in a supply of 8,000 CX, so what else can she be? she's just grey and was given to me to avoid being pecked to death) have a red comb and wattles if she's only 4 months old? What age do meat birds lay eggs, if they lay eggs? I'm guessing they do.
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    She looks sexually mature, at at the point of lay, are you sure of her age? They are genetically designed to mature quickly, but I'm not familiar with the breed.
     
  3. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet are you sure it is 4 months?
     
  4. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so. Here's a pic of her at a week, maybe two, back Dec. 29th 2016.
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    About 2 weeks old when you got her. Putting her at 20 weeks now. She's about to lay any day now.
     
  6. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess that's why her comb is so red. I have no idea what a CX egg looks like.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Usually, those that survive to laying age lay large brown eggs. Your girl doesn't really look like a CX, though. She could be a Dixie Rainbow, often sold as meat-type birds, but are a bit slower growing.
     
  8. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She came in a shipment of white CX chicks. There were three oddballs, black, barred and grey. The black and barred turned out to be roosters and are gone. The grey is this chicken here.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The hatchery might not have had enough CX hatch to fill the order and substituted some different meaty breeds.
     
  10. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's a Dixie Rainbow? Sounds like some Southern soft drink.
     

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