1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

double cone

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tattie t, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. tattie t

    tattie t In the Brooder

    42
    0
    34
    Jul 3, 2014
    Lincoln
    Not sure what furom to post in.but it looks like one of my two week old chicks is developing a double cone...anyone else had this
    will put pic up when phone gets more charge on it
     
  2. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Songster

    820
    65
    166
    May 28, 2010
    Do you have any images? Duplex[or double] combs are a trait of certain breeds, with the duplex 'single' comb[which is called a Buttercup comb] being a trait of the Sicilian Buttercup breed.V combs like in Polish and La Fleche are also a form of duplex comb.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014
  3. tattie t

    tattie t In the Brooder

    42
    0
    34
    Jul 3, 2014
    Lincoln
    Ive just been informed by partner that woukd be the wynadott in him-her....ive got a right mix..lol
     
  4. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Songster

    820
    65
    166
    May 28, 2010
    Ah yeah, Wyandotte rose combs do look a bit like double combs when they are young, with the two little ridges in front
     
  5. tattie t

    tattie t In the Brooder

    42
    0
    34
    Jul 3, 2014
    Lincoln
    Yep...should have realised as there's a wynadott running with my hens
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,000
    473
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
    The hens have a Single Comb?
    Crossing Single and a Rose Comb can give you a Double Comb.
    The Rooster below is out of a Rose/Single Comb cross.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Songster

    820
    65
    166
    May 28, 2010
    That's still a rose comb but the typical two ridges do look to be more pronounced in heterozygous rose comb birds.
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

    2,786
    34
    188
    Sep 27, 2010
    Colorado
    Just ran out to my coop to get these shots....

    [​IMG]
    this one is a 14 week old, BR mix...not sure what it is mixed with...it has this comb and a tuft of feathers on its head, and white legs....



    [​IMG]

    and one of my 14 week old SLW....
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: