Comb Genetics

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

  1. Apehuntress

    Apehuntress New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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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