Maybe a dumb question about rose combs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cochin_kookoo, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. cochin_kookoo

    cochin_kookoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking in to getting a new breed of chickens for a breeding project. I fell in love with rosecombs and started looking for somewhere to buy some for next year. As I was looking I saw a rosecomb leghorn that looked exactly like the rosecombs I had been looking at. So my possibly dumb question is are these the same birds? Is Rosecomb short for rosecomb leghorn? I appreciate the help, I have been looking all over the web trying to answer this by myself but finally realized it was time to turn to the chicken masters [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    There is a recognized bantam breed known as Rosecombs in several colors. There are also other breeds that have rose comb varieties. Did that help?
     
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    I think so... so they are different breeds then. Do you know where I can get rosecomb bantams in the spring?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I woud suggest going to a local poultry show and talking to some of the Rosecomb exhibitors. Several of the hatcheries sell rosecombs, but the quality is quite variable.
     

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