Dark comb (Normal for her) on laying pullet. What breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Audio51, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young black Cochin-type pullet that was hatched in 5/2013. She surprised me this morning by laying her first egg. I was surprised because, of all of my pullets, she is the one that looks the least ready to lay. She has always had a dark comb/wattles and they are pretty small right now. Below is a picture that was take a couple of months ago and one that was taken this morning.

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    AS you can see there is only the slightest pink to her. I know it was her that laid the egg because I caught her in the nest and the egg is banty sized. Hers is the one on the far left. The others are from my Red Sex-link and my Blue Wyandotte.

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    This shot is of some of the other pullets who clearly look more ready to lay than she does.

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    Does anyone have any idea what breed this banty could be? I have not been able to find any info on dark-combed breed...only as dark combs applies to illness.
     
  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lokks like a cochin. I think she is a mutant- I think she is melanistic which just means she has extra black pigment.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Check and see if she has double hind toes. She may be a silky/cochin cross.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Seems a lot of the black pullets have black colored combs. I'm not familiar enough with the genetics involved, but I've seen it on and off on this board enough over the years to know it's just one of those things.
     
  5. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just went out and checked her (she was not at all happy about that! LOL!!!). She only has the standard 3 in front and 1 in back.
     
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    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried searchi9ng for breeds with dark combs and come up blank. I hadn't thought about silkie cross as Sourland suggested, but I don't realy see any eveidence of that. The person I got the eggs from does not keep silkies that I know of. I suppose there could be some in the background of her birds.
     
  7. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The face looks a lot like a silkie to me, and the skin but :shrug: nothing else does lol
     
  8. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm...well thanks for the feedback. I will try to reach the person I got the eggs from and see if it could be from a silkie. Anyone with any other suggestions, they are welcome to share them![​IMG]
     
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  9. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason everyone says they look like silkies is because silkies are also melanistic.
     
  10. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be that she has some in her. I haven't been able to reach the person I got the eggs from.

    Are they the only breed that tends to have dark combs?
     

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