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Wyandotte combs?

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I got Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens as a Christmas gift, and on page 3, there's an interesting chart with the different styles of combs listed. It says that Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs, but my GLW girl has a huge single comb! Apparently the chart says that some breeds have comb varieties within a breed, but Wyandottes aren't one of them.

Anyone with Wyandottes, I'd love to see pictures of your girls' combs! I'm just curious to hear if others have differences in combs...

Amy

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post #2 of 24

I have two silver and two gold wyandottes and they all have the small combs...

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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by arlee453 

I have two silver and two gold wyandottes and they all have the small combs...


What is a small comb? Do you mean the rose comb?

Amy

"The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world's resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention into other people's lands. That's what's going on." 
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post #4 of 24

Yes, the rose comb.  Here's a pic from a few weeks ago - you can see the SLW in the front.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j59/arlee453/DSCF1239.jpg

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post #5 of 24

Wyandotttes are supposed to have rose combs, but occasionally a single comb will appear.  Birds with a single comb shouldn't be used for breeding so they don't pass on the undesirable trait.

Lorie
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Agilityscots 

I got Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens as a Christmas gift, and on page 3, there's an interesting chart with the different styles of combs listed. It says that Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs, but my GLW girl has a huge single comb! Apparently the chart says that some breeds have comb varieties within a breed, but Wyandottes aren't one of them.

Anyone with Wyandottes, I'd love to see pictures of your girls' combs! I'm just curious to hear if others have differences in combs...

Amy


Maybe she's not wyandotte...  Can you post a pic?  There are several breeds that have that type of pattern.

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post #7 of 24
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Arlee: wow, that IS a small comb! Especially compared to my girl's.

CovenantCreek: no worries about breeding her. Her GLW brother went to a new home ages ago. big_smile Thanks for explaining how the trait shows up. My girl is apparently a rogue! I love it!

Ksacres: she's definitely a Wyandotte (and I think very pretty!). Here are a few pics.

This is not a great shot of Ophelia, but you can see her bad little recessive-gene comb clearly here... wink

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x229/Agilityscots/100_0707.jpg

And another:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x229/Agilityscots/100_0703.jpg

And finally, a pretty little GLW girl!

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x229/Agilityscots/100_0709.jpg

Amy

"The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world's resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention into other people's lands. That's what's going on." 
--Winona LaDuke

Time for a change: Obama '08
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--Winona LaDuke

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post #8 of 24

Susan, what type of pullets are the tanish brown ones in your pics. I have 2 like that and have never known what they were. Thanks  Laura


Edited by nccountrygirl - 1/4/08 at 10:59am
Laura- From  Columbia SC Just hanging out in Sanford NC 
       
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Laura- From  Columbia SC Just hanging out in Sanford NC 
       
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by nccountrygirl 

Susan, what type of pullets are the tanish brown ones in your pics. I have 2 like that and have never known what they were. Thanks  Laura


I'm not Susan, but I think that one in front looks like a Golden Campine (pretty girl!) and the one in back looks like a GLW.

Amy

"The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world's resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention into other people's lands. That's what's going on." 
--Winona LaDuke

Time for a change: Obama '08
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--Winona LaDuke

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post #10 of 24

Thanks Amy, we got them last summer from a feed store as Americanas and we now know that their not that as they lay tan eggs.

Laura- From  Columbia SC Just hanging out in Sanford NC 
       
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