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why dont any of my chickens have combs even the rooster!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninnyeggs, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs In the Brooder

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    i have two amerucanas and one is a mystery. i have had all since they hatched and they never developed. any suggestions?
     

  2. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

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    Ameraucanas (& some other breeds) have small "peacombs" rather than larger "single combs", "rosecombs", etc. They are smaller than all other types of combs. An Ameraucana rooster's is a little larger than the hens usually.
     
  3. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs In the Brooder

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    the rooster is the mystery bird. i hatched him and he was supposed to be a silkie and the guy i bought him from was a rare breed dealer so maybe he is the rare combless rooster:p
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    How old are they?
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    How old are these 'combless' chickens?
     
  6. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs In the Brooder

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    they were born in late april to early may and the rooster was hatched on june 22 all of this year
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Chickens can be slow to mature in the winter due to:) the short days, have patience and good things will happen
     

  8. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs In the Brooder

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    my patience is very little [​IMG] no eggs and no combs ugh [​IMG] could the no eggs be because they dont like the rooster?
     
  9. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing

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    it might be helpful if you posted some pictures.
     
  10. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    they don't need the rooster to lay eggs. they could be too young still or molting. also egg production goes down during the winter. don't worry about their combs though, that's how they should look
     

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