Chicks with walnuts and combs from the same 'family'?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheHalfWayCoop, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. TheHalfWayCoop

    TheHalfWayCoop Chirping

    May 6, 2011
    Campbellville Ontario
    I don't know if that's normal or not, or why that happens, but out of our four silkies three of them are developing combs (our buff's is already turning black while our patridge's are remaining black?) and one is developing a black walnut instead... we got them from the same breeder, but not necessary the same 'family', is this normal? Why would that happen?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not know much of anything about walnut combs......but sounds like maybe (maybe cause I really am just guessing) there might be another comb style/type mixed in (or just poor comb quality).
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Single combs pop up in silkies occasionally. If they are just pets - no big deal, but if you are breeding to show, I wouldn't breed the single combed birds.
  4. Anianna

    Anianna Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    Would you be able to post some pictures. I am interested in seeing what you mean.

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