This years breeding projects and new acquisitions have turned
up quite a variety of combs, including one I cant identify!
Also gender guesses? (my guesses in parenthesis by the bird #)
No idea on this one! Any ideas?
Silkie Momma I just got with her three chicks.
I think this is a rose comb (in expression at least)
being pushed forward by the crest and some vaulting.
It has three little spikes at the back. According to the
standard of perfection for clean faced silkies this is
exactly what it should be even if she isn't show quality ;)
Her wattles are a little misshapen though and given the
outcomes of her chicks I suspect both
pea and single comb genes must be present :(
This is silkie baby, the first.
Perfect little rose comb with three tiny spikes at back.
Single comb. Go figure.
Silkie baby, the second is a bit of a throw back, lol.
Silkie baby, the third and his/her perfect little pea comb.
All from the same pair! Talk about a dukes mixture.
This is Ceasar the mutt. (I think he may be a she)
I think this is a "carnation" comb with an extra side sprig.
Single comb, obviously. Only had a couple of these,
which is fine since I'm aiming for pea combs or similar.
And pea combs! Though I wonder if the top one could
more accurately be considered a strawberry comb?
And this one looks to me like a pea comb with some trifid goin' on there.
It almost looks like a rose comb but that isn't possible given the parents.
I wonder if it could be a form of buttercup given how the center row is almost absent?