black comb genetics

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by cgmaster, Nov 29, 2014.

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    cgmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few months ago i bought a young white silkie with a black single comb from my local feed store. I think it is a cockerel. I know that single combs are recessive so i would be taking a calculated risk by breeding him with my silkie hens but i was wondering what color the comb would turn out to be if i hatched some eggs from my red combed hens, would they be black?Red? What? I also have an ameraucana rooster with them and if the silkie turns out to be a hen would it be possible to get easter eggers with a black pea comb? i have one easter egger who has a dark comb (It is not even a recognizable type of comb, its like a folded up single comb with out any points...) and obvious silkie ancestry but she lays the same colored egg as my cornish hen. None of my silkies are anywhere close to show quality so it cant hurt to do a bit of experimenting, right?
     
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    cgmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be nice if i could get a reply...
     

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