Comb Genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Apehuntress, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Apehuntress

    Apehuntress New Egg

    Nov 21, 2008
    Rolette, North Dakota
    I live in a cold climate and am wanting to create my own mutts that will have small combs, be descent layers, be somewhat meaty and interesting looking! I am ordering chanteclers (small "cushion" comb), EE's (pea comb? I think), and russian orloffs (walnut comb). If I was to cross these breeds over a long period of time what kind of comb could these birds have?

    I am also thinking about maybe throwing in some salmon faverolles (single comb). What could I come up with?

    Also, a question for you EE folks. If I continuously crossed EE's with these breeds will I lose egg color? Thanks!
  2. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2009
    South carolina
    IF all of your chickens are crossed ee's they all lay green/blue eggs and all have pea combs.
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    If you click on the link in my signature, you can check out my BYC comb page. I have an article about comb genetics there that may help you. [​IMG]

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