Teeny tiny little comb....normal?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Penny spender, May 4, 2017.

  1. Penny spender

    Penny spender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up 6 pullets this weekend from mixed parentage. Big healthy dual purpose birds is what I was told. Easter eggers, Delaware, cochins, Rhode reds etc. But this girl....she has the tiniest little comb I have ever seen. Is this normal? What breed does she resemble with a comb like that? Body colour is very dark black/brown speckle with lighter speckle chest. I named her Buzzard...lol
     
  2. Penny spender

    Penny spender Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfectly normal, possibly some game in there as they have smaller/no combs. She looks to have a beard so could have some easter egger blood.

    She's looking a little anaemic though; have you checked them all for mites?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    She looks very young so most breeds comb would be tiny anyway. How old?
    Ameraucanas (origin of the EE) have pea combs which are tiny.
    Cochins have small combs.
    She's probably got some EE parentage.
    Any time birds are crossed, it's anybody's guess what they'll end up looking like.

    http://www.typesofchicken.com/9-types-of-combs-in-chickens/
    That list doesn't include carnation combs.
     
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  5. Penny spender

    Penny spender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell she looks anemic? I'm still new to chickens. Handling them to check is a little daunting...though these girls seem quite tame.
     
  6. Penny spender

    Penny spender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not exactly sure of age but they are all approx same size birds and I had 4 eggs yesterday!!
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

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    Wow, so they have to be at least 5 months old.

    What color are the eggs?
     
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  8. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She just looks a little pale in the face and comb, though it could be from a multitude of reasons, such as feed, mites, being kept indoors, etc. Don't mean to make you worry, and she seems healthy otherwise! Nice bright eyes and plumage.
     

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