What can these be..?


Queen of the Coop
5 Years
Jan 14, 2015
Placerville, California, USA
Actually, all my chicks are 6 days and all of them have flat areas. The one's that are a bit older have combs. I think it takes at least a week to two for combs to start to develop. I also googled pictures of chicks and it seems that very young ones are all flat.

I've watched day old chicks hatch out with their combs obvious before their feathers are even dried. Not even large combed breeds. If a bird has a single comb it will be there even as young as 1 day old. Tiny, yes, but visible. If your birds have all flat combs, they are likely pea or rose combed. Based on the coloration and Greenfire's website, I'd say you have Marsh Daisies, Twentse, or Wyandottes, or possibly all three.


C'est La Vie
Aug 16, 2015
Baldwin Park, California
My Coop
My Coop
Hmm, well all of mine that are 5 days old all have flat combs right now. Many of them aren't though. I have 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars.
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