These have exactly the same plumage color as the S.C. variety, but instead of the straight blade single combs they have rose combs, which are low, solid, thick, and covered with small rounded points. An advantage of the rose comb in cold climates is that it is less likely to suffer frostbite. The dark color and quick actions of both R.C. and S.C. varieties make for a good range bird where there is danger of predators. They are real hustlers, range far, and look out for themselves very well. Baby chicks are just like the S.C.'s except the tiny, flat rose combs show the difference.