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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shaggy, Sep 17, 2009.
they have big combs and waddles ... and mine don't?
others look like this
How old are they?
Okay, I was starting to wonder if my BO was a roo since she's had really pink waddles and combs for at least a month (now 18 weeks).
She looks like the ladies in the pic...
I don't know the answer to your question though I've seen many BOs with those small fleshy colored combs. I wouldnt worry about it.
Quote:best guess ... 19 weeks
they were already a few weeks old when i got them first week of June .... same size as my other chickens i had bought the first week of May
If it helps any... my prior flock we had 2 BO's, both pullets. They had pinkish combs like in your pic until JUST before POL. Then they got red and plump like those in the pics. IIRC , they were about 23ish weeks.
Might just be a maturity thing too.
i too, have 1 buff hen who is 7 months old, her comb is nowhere near the size nor the dark red as the others.
Quote:makes me feel better --- now i know mine aren't freaks or some other breed
Where did you get yout BO's? Are they hatchery birds, did you get them from a breeder, or maybe from a friend? Hatchery birds don't really conform to breed standard that well, so you are liable to get quite a bit of variety in size and appearance.
I got mine from Cackle. Some have the big combs and wattles at 18 weeks. Some do not.
Quote:got mine from a farmers mercantile in town
looks basically like some people hatch them and leave them there to get sold ....