D^v in Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by phasianidae, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a common occurrence in hatchery Silkies? Several of my Silkies have this allele. I assume this came from crossing with Polish or such?
     
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  2. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    could you put that in layman's terms, I don't know what you are asking.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:are you talking about I^D Dun?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No, he's talking about V combs. Which, I really don't know the answer to, I do know that many have a single comb though.
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    More hatchery silkies do have single combs and redder than most. I think it just depends on what hatchery. Some have better silkies than others.
     
  7. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you are talking about a V comb, young silkie chicks have an upside down V comb for several weeks before the walnut comb develops.
     
  8. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have an actual V comb or do you have a walnut comb with spikes? A walnut comb with spikes is fairly common and typically not a DQ but could cost you a point or two in a show... depending on the judge. Seems like I read somewhere that the spikes were actually required on the silkie comb many many years ago.
     
  9. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. I am speaking of a Silkie comb with the duplex gene found in Polish, Crevecoeur, La Fl├Ęche, etc. The comb looks like a Silkie comb with two spikes at the rear facing opposite directions-sort of hard to describe. I will try to get a picture soon.

    Ryan
     
  10. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:This is my understanding also. Some times called horns.
     

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