Let Me See You Shake Your Tail Feather… And Your Pea Comb

The fuzz-butts are a week old today. They are changing so quickly. Many of them have lost all of their wing fuzz for feathers and about half have their pea combs starting to emerge. I have heard over the years that you can tell the sex by the initial pea comb characteristics, which makes me a little nervous since I ordered sexed chicks and really don’t want to have to cull very many roos.

Here a few photos of the week old chicks. It is not easy to take pictures of little fluff balls, running like crazy and trying to hide from me, through chicken wire and with a red lamp glowing.

Tail Feathers and Pea Comb starting

Tail Feathers and Pea Comb starting

Broad Flatter Peacomb

Broad, Flatter Pea Comb

Wing and Tail Feathers

Wing and Tail Feathers

Sleeping and Cuddling. These two are inseperable.

Sleeping and Cuddling. These two are inseperable.

Chick Stare-down

Chick Stare-down

Narrower, More Defined Peacomb

Narrower, More Defined Pea Ccomb

Flatter Broader Pea Comb

Flatter Broader Pea Comb

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3 thoughts on “Let Me See You Shake Your Tail Feather… And Your Pea Comb

  1. I wouldn’t worry about the sex until they are at least a few weeks old. Then you can really start to tell. Until then just stay hopeful that they are all female. I would think that wherever you ordered them from would make it right if you got a lot of roosters when you were supposed to get pullets. They are cute at that age.

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