Is the a mixed silkie, a recessive gene or just deformed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Easter_pink_silkies, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This poor dear came to me when i reqeusted a black silkie, when i saw her crooked little face and funny comb, i felt so bad for (after hearing the breeder say i didnt mean to grab that one. she apoligized and said she'd take her home a "do away with her") i knew she'd be comin home with me anyway.
    now he crooked face and beak could be anything from a naterual deformity to inbreeding.
    but that comb means shes either mixed, or has a rare recessive gene, im hoping after all else, its a rare recessive gene.
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    Dont feel too bad for her, she's just as adored as the others with her big beautiful eyes and crooked face, and her cute little floppy comb [​IMG]
    i dont even think she relizes she's different (exept the time she tried to scratch her face and got her foot stuck in her crooked beak) [​IMG]
     
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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    You might be able to, slowly over time, file or trim her beak back to a more normal formation. I did that with one that was starting to cross, and he's looking quite normal these days. [​IMG] What a cutie... [​IMG]
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    She's adorable! I adore her sweet face!
     
  4. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so, last time i tried to trim it, i barley pinched the quik, and thank you all, i just adore her.


    I forgot to introduce her, her name is Amaya-its japanese for 'night rain'.
     
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  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I have a gorgeous bearded buff that is the sweetest thing, but I can't show her because she has an incorrect comb. I was told it was a recessive gene
    Krista
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, a single comb is a recessive gene. Her cross beak doesn't look that bad either so some TLC and she can live a good life.. Although, if she's under 4 months old, I'd say that's a he. :p The single comb recessiveness seems to pop up ALOT in hatchery type birds.
     
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your bird does look very rooish. The single comb is the result of both parents carrying the recessive gene for the trait. Birds with perfect combs can carry the gene.
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I have one with a single comb just that same color. She is my star egg layer! Her eggs are HUGE for a bird that size and she usually knocks out one a day for months on end. They are grade A large and taste great!
     
  9. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh dont worry she lays me a small brown egg everyday, and then bock,bock,bogogks! to tell me to come get it [​IMG]
    [​IMG] here she is covering herself with Grass piece by piece [​IMG]
     
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  10. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So does Amaya! you wouldnt have a pic of her by chance? amazing what giant eggs they lay for there size
     

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