CC Legbar X Wheaten Ameraucana. Pea comb or single??

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  1. DarlingFarmGirl

    DarlingFarmGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Pea comb question!!

    I have Legbar eggs that are currently hatching. In that pen I had 2 legbar roosters along with 2 wheaten (one blue wheaten) pure bred Ameraucanas. Of the 4 that have hatched, none have pea combs! Is it possible so far all are purebred chicks? I was certain I'd have some EE hatch out!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pea combs are dominant, so they should carry over if you've got mixed breed birds. Now, sometimes you get a funky/modified pea comb, especially when mixing with a breed with a larger straight comb. I don't have chick pictures, but here are some mixed of nice tight pea combed EE with Leghorns. The hens laid nice pale blue eggs.

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    They're not great comb shots, but you get the idea. They probably looked like straight combs as chicks, I don't recall.
     
  3. DarlingFarmGirl

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    I'm going to wait several days to see if the combs take on a more "pea comb" look. And maybe check for fluffy cheeks!
    Here is an Olive egger (WelsummerXOlive egger splash roo) and I can definitely see the fluff!
     
  4. DarlingFarmGirl

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    Oops! Here you go! [​IMG]
     

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