Chick with rose comb hatched from parents with single combs... how?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by maddogdodge, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. maddogdodge

    maddogdodge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of my flock are random X breeds that I keep as pets, I've been trying to x my favourite rooster (Mr. Roo) with my favourite hen (Fluffy) for quite a while now! Finally had success, a lovely little healthy white chick hatched. It's now about a week old and I noticed today that it has a rose comb which really surprised me!! As I have no idea of the history of either of the parents it's hard to know where this came from... I guess it's some kind of throwback?

    Someone told me that rose combs are dominant so cannot be a throwback... is this correct?

    Here's some photos...

    The chick in question.
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    Dad - Mr. Roo
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    Mum - Fluffy
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Since they're all mutts, virtually anything can show up.

    You can even get sports in any pure breed from time to time.
     
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  3. maddogdodge

    maddogdodge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought but someone told me that because rose comb is a dominant gene that neither of the parents could have that gene otherwise they'd have rose combs...
     

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