combs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 4wets, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. 4wets

    4wets New Egg

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    I have 6 golden laced wyandottes; I thought one of them might be a coo in lieu of a pullet due to the comb was developing different. She is now laying eggs. The only difference is her comb; it is not a rose comb like wyandottes have. Her comb is a single with seven points. I have 16 wyandottes of five differ breeds. At my peek in the poultry world; I have over 500 chickens. I have never seen this. What causes this, Recessive gene?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like she has a single comb instead of a rose comb. I am not sure why this may have happened but somewhere in her bloodline, this comb has decided to make it's appearance! There will be others stopping by here to welcome you that might know the answer to this question.

    You can also post this question the Wyandottes thread and maybe someone there will have the answer...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/279470/the-wyandotte-thread

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and are here to help.

    X3 on the single comb.
    This is what a single comb looks like
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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may want to rehome her, since this issue is important to you. Otherwise she will introduce it into your birds through her chicks.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Single combs pop up once in a while in hatchery bred Wyandottes. X2 on the excellent link that Kelsie2290 has provided for you. Also X2 on not breeding her into your flock if you want to preserve a pure Golden Laced Wyandotte line. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your GLWs.
     
  8. 4wets

    4wets New Egg

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    THank you folks for ya'alls' replies! You just confirmed what I assumed. I'm not in the breeding business right now (we live in the city limits); just egg and meat production. Waiting for my husband to retire from Univ. Of Missouri in 3 years. Then we will move to our farm and may get into breeding then. I retired from USDA, after 35 yrs as a plant and soil scientist. I was raised up on a farm in northeast MO in which we breed reg herfords and swine thus, familar with maintaining a pure line. I' m so glad I found this site!:)
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

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