1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Can a Wyandotte have a single comb?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by luvmychicknkids, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    5,679
    12
    261
    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    While trying to identify my new babies, I am agreeing with ones who think one is a GLW. She doesn't look anything like my other GLW as a baby, however, after researching more I see some really don't have markings. Alright...all good. HOWEVER, she has a distinctly, although tiny, single comb. I know hatchery chicks are "low quality" and can have undesirable traits, but is it even possible for a Wyandotte to have a single comb as opposed to a rose comb?

    Here she is for reference

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2008
  2. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    514
    10
    151
    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    Some wyandottes will pop up with a single comb. While it is not a showable bird it is not really considered a horrible thing either, as the single combed birds can help to improve fertility in the rose combed flock.

    Richard
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    8,970
    42
    303
    Oct 5, 2007
    Vermont
    I agree with marans guy. I know that blisschick uses a few single combed BLRW in her flock to improve color and fertility. I know speckled hen may have a few single combed SLW from a hatchery.


    Henry
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    5,679
    12
    261
    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Cool, and thank you guys....then that settles it. [​IMG] I just had no clue if it was even possible. Obviously, none of my birds are show quality anyway. They are kiss, cuddle, and egg quality. [​IMG] This little lady has certainly captured my heart.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: