Is my Silkie's comb good?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does he have a good example of a walnut comb? Is it furrowed enough? Too red?

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  2. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is redder than I prefer, and you would need to pull the crest back with your finger to show the very top of the comb for a better critique (to look for evidence of horns and if the top of the comb follows the definition of walnut). From what I can see it looks ok, some judges might remark it could/should be smaller but I think some of the really small combed cocks don't have as much breeding drive. Could use a crease across the middle.

    I hope other people step in. This is my personal opinion, and again, another picture or two would be helpful.
     
  3. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I'll do as suggested and take more pics and post later. [​IMG]
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic with the crest pulled back:
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    Also, if his comb is a little too big, rooster #2 has a smaller one:

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  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's a nice looking comb. We all like them as dark as possible, but the standard states "mulberry" and that is what your boys is. I think the size is perfect for an adult. I've seen some God awful looking combs that look like huge wads of bubble gum on their beaks.

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  7. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Judy! I appreciate your opinion. [​IMG]
     
  8. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Very interesting comb. Looks like a delicious ripe raspberry, I want to eat it! Lol!! [​IMG]
     

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