Is there any breed of chicken with-out a comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bock_Bock, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it just popped into my head, i d k where from so i thought i would ask it, i think it was cuz i was thinking about how to sex chicks by combs and waddles and the diffrent ones they have
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Closest thing would be Ameraucanas with pea combs.
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only Breda is combless
     
  4. Yotta Yotta

    Yotta Yotta Out Of The Brooder

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    Seabright roosters have this really cool looking comb that makes me think of dragons, but then the hens have virtually no comb or waddles to speak of and look almost like beautiful pigeons rather than chickens.
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kraienkoppes, the hens just have a flat red spot on their heads, roos get a small strawberry comb.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Breda is combless, all other breeds have combs, unless the breda gene has been bred into them.

    Some types of combs are relatively small, and for some breeds the birds are usually bred to have smaller combs. Hens' combs are always smaller than cocks' combs, but that is withing the same breed. The comb of a hen in one breed could well be smaller than that of a cock of a different breed.
     

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