I wrote up a msg a while back on here about one of my BR's with a powdery white colored small comb and small wattles, and a RIR of mine also with small comb and wattles.. but no whitish colors like the BR. I have five chicks total, all 24 weeks old now. One of the RIR's layed her first egg about a month ago, the other BR about 3weeks ago, and the other RIR about two weeks ago.. bu still nothing from the remaining BR or RIR. The two non layers have distinctly small, underdeveloped combs and wattles in comparison to the rest, whose are all bright red and large.. do I have two duds here? They just don't seem to be evolving any further along as far as growth, and there's no eggs from these two. The other three are fairly regular now as far as that goes. I have searched and inspected this BR with the whitish comb and there's no mites, bugs, etc on her.. it's just the way she is. None of the other birds have anythign like that either, so I rather think there's two separate things going on here.. the weird color, and the non-developing aspect. Can anyone out there comment on this with some thoughts? Have you ever had a chicken that just.. well, seemed stunted in growth and never went anywhere from there? Curious..