Brahma roo with single comb? PICS added post #12

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SpeckledPullet, May 4, 2011.

  1. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up a very pretty roo today. He looks to be a crele Brahma, only he has a single comb. I was wondering, are Brahmas like Silkies in that a single comb can pop up here and there? Or, is he 100% beyond a doubt a mixed breed? The farm he came from had mostly Brahmas running around and a few Ameraucanas here and there.
     
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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:I bet he's a mutt.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:It can happen but the odds of winning the lottery are likely better. It tells you that likely both parents are impure for pea comb gene, they are P/p+ r+/r+ not P/P r+/r+ as they should be.
     
  4. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to post pics of him.

    Maybe someone was experimenting with the crele color and mixed in something else? That's all I can think of. Either way, he's a pretty boy.

    I might even be wrong about his color. I have to get a look at him again. I'm 90% sure he is crele, but maybe he's just partridge x cuckoo.
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Partridge x cuckoo is the starting point some are using to get a crele look. If I remember correctly to avoid the washed out crele look you need the double barring genes of a bird like a barred Rock rather than a cuckoo. There are some who have mixed cochin in to the mix with there project flocks also. So you may have a project bird from a line that hasn't gone through enough generations of selection.
     
  6. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2... Or just a mutt [​IMG]
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Depends on how you define the word mutt.
     
  8. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Guess that term is thrown around a lot these days... I guess I would consider anything not purebred or specifically bred to create a designer breed (like A&M or Tuxedo Coturnix)
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    $10 says he's a mutt. Crele is not a found or known color of Brahmas in the US, maybe someone can correct me, but also - Single combs are recessive to pea. It would take some mixed up breeding to achieve what you have.

    Does he look like a Brahma should? [​IMG]
     
  10. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pretty close. [​IMG]

    He's certainly not a SQ Brahma. I know crele isn't found here, which is why I was thinking maybe somebody was trying to breed for that color and mixed in something else a few generations back?

    I have to run some errands, but will get pics of him as soon as I get back. I'll be curious for opinions on what he really is!
     

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