Comb and wattle size

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gootziecat, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you reduce the size of a comb and wattles on a roo? I realize this can be done by selective breeding. What about crossing on a pea comb/beard and then regaining original type comb? I believe it has been shown on Silkies selecting for muff and beard reduces the wattles. Suggestions appreciated.

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  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are you working with?

    If you are not working with a specific breed, I would suggest going to swap meets and finding a rooster that has a small comb. You are going to have to find a male that has a small comb and wattles then use it to line breed. Mediterranean breeds have larger combs-so stay away from them.

    Tim
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:you will find that yokohamas roos have very little head gear...there is also the Breda combless breed
     

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