Silver Sebright comb "spike"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gryeyes, May 25, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Okay, I don't have pictures YET of my 7 wk old chicks, but both have developed the spike at the back of the rose comb. Please tell me the pullets can have the spike on their combs too.... I don't want TWO roos. The combs are not very prominent at all, but the spikes were odd looking enough I had to go read up on the breed standards. However, nothing was said about whether the pullets/hens get the spike too.

    I have another Silver and one Golden Sebright chick, each about a week and a half to 2 weeks old. I bought all four straight run, but am hoping I didn't get all roosters.
     

  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I believe that the spike is a bit more prominent on the males, but the females have them too.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Oh, I could kiss you (as a friend) for that information! I know it won't ensure my Sebrights are pullets, but just the hope that one or both of the two eldest might yet be pullets is such a relief. THANK YOU!
     
  4. chickenman98

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    hens have small spikes too
     
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  5. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Quote:Oh, I could kiss you (as a friend) for that information! I know it won't ensure my Sebrights are pullets, but just the hope that one or both of the two eldest might yet be pullets is such a relief. THANK YOU!

    I don't know if my husband would like that, then again, you know men [​IMG]
     

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