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Chick with rose comb hatched from parents with single combs... how?

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A lot of my flock are random X breeds that I keep as pets, I've been trying to x my favourite rooster (Mr. Roo) with my favourite hen (Fluffy) for quite a while now! Finally had success, a lovely little healthy white chick hatched. It's now about a week old and I noticed today that it has a rose comb which really surprised me!! As I have no idea of the history of either of the parents it's hard to know where this came from... I guess it's some kind of throwback?

 

Someone told me that rose combs are dominant so cannot be a throwback... is this correct?

 

Here's  some photos...

 

The chick in question.

 

Dad - Mr. Roo

 

Mum - Fluffy


Edited by maddogdodge - 10/28/15 at 3:01am

Owner of 5 Bantam Australorps, 1 Plymouth Rock, 3 Light sussex, 2 Isa Browns, 1 Australian Araucana, 3 Welsummers, 4 Barnevelder's, 2 Silkies, 6 mixed breeds and lastly my beautiful Mr. Roo who is a Light Sussex cross.

I also have 2 Indian Runner ducks and 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks.

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Owner of 5 Bantam Australorps, 1 Plymouth Rock, 3 Light sussex, 2 Isa Browns, 1 Australian Araucana, 3 Welsummers, 4 Barnevelder's, 2 Silkies, 6 mixed breeds and lastly my beautiful Mr. Roo who is a Light Sussex cross.

I also have 2 Indian Runner ducks and 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks.

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Since they're all mutts, virtually anything can show up.

 

You can even get sports in any pure breed from time to time.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 10/28/15 at 3:15am

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

Since they're all mutts, virtually anything can show up.

 

You can even get sports in any pure breed from time to time.

 

That's what I thought but someone told me that because rose comb is a dominant gene that neither of the parents could have that gene otherwise they'd have rose combs... 

Owner of 5 Bantam Australorps, 1 Plymouth Rock, 3 Light sussex, 2 Isa Browns, 1 Australian Araucana, 3 Welsummers, 4 Barnevelder's, 2 Silkies, 6 mixed breeds and lastly my beautiful Mr. Roo who is a Light Sussex cross.

I also have 2 Indian Runner ducks and 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks.

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Owner of 5 Bantam Australorps, 1 Plymouth Rock, 3 Light sussex, 2 Isa Browns, 1 Australian Araucana, 3 Welsummers, 4 Barnevelder's, 2 Silkies, 6 mixed breeds and lastly my beautiful Mr. Roo who is a Light Sussex cross.

I also have 2 Indian Runner ducks and 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks.

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