comb type & leg feather dominance

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pbjmaker, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    OK two chicks hatched from my EE eggs this morning (so far).
    Am I correct in assuming that peacombs are dominate?
    How about leg feathering? They are both clean legged and the possible roos are d'uccle and golden lakenvelder. Can I be fairly sure that the GL is the dad with the clean legs? They don't look like they got much of a beard or muff either but that might change once they get totally fluffed.
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Pea comb is dominant to single comb, shank feathering is dominant to clean shanks.
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Feathered shanks are dominate but the feathers may be so small you can not see them and I guess it would be possible to for the d'uccle to be the father even if they do not have feathered shanks. I hatched some Buff Brahma/Blue Orpington crosses and 1/2 had feathered shanks and the other 1/2 were clean legged.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    And that assumes that the feather footed bird had two copies of the gene--likely if of good quality and well feathered, but also possibly not. I have a full silkie who has absolutely NO foot feathers--I have no idea how that came about because most of mine have pretty good foot feathering.
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Well so far out of 4 chicks hatched they all have similar coloring, all clean legged, two have straight comb, two have pea combs.
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    6 chicks hatched all together and none of them have feathered legs, 4 pea combs, two that look maybe straight. One of them looks like a normal straight comb, the other looks like a peacomb with a straight comb going down the middle. What's cool is that they are all marked fairly similiar but each one that hatched was prgressively darker in color.

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