Inheritance of combs....question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by IggiMom, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I am putting my RIR roos over some Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, to create a sex link.

    My question is, since the RIR roos have a stand up comb and the SLW hens have a rose comb, what kind of comb should I expect the chicks to have? Just wondering.

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    rose combs...
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    You should get Rose Comb but if the Wyandotte has any Single Comb in her you could get some Rose and some Single comb.
    I say this because I have Rose and Single comb Rhode Island Reds and if I cross the Rose comb with the Single comb I will/ do get some with a Rose and some Single comb.

  4. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Ok, thank you, well, that is interesting.

    Anyway, supposing they turn out to be rose combs as expected, they will be a bit hardier for the winter.

    I think this is going to be a good and interesting cross.

    BTW, wow, look at that Silkie in your avatar! Wonderful.


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