Originally Posted by Kev
Nice chicks! True cushion is genetic rose+pea comb genes in the same bird. Pea comb reduces wattle size all by itself. Do you know where the rose came from for this chick though? Not sure if this is a cross or a cross of rock with Amer mix..?
Mom was pure White Rock. The father is my Ameraucana-mix, though I've never been able to figure out what he's mixed with. His comb has no points, folds, etc at all. It's a perfectly smooth cushion...kind of like a rosebud or strawberry.
I think I figured something out with all of his chicks....there appear to be a line of super fine feathers across the top 1/4 of the comb in all of the chicks that appear to be cockerels, but no line on the ones that appear to be pullets. At least, I'm hoping this is an indicator. Otherwise, I have 3 more cockerels than I thought.