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My GLW has a single comb...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OutdoorFun4, May 15, 2009.

  1. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Southern Maine
    Ok. I admit, I am new at this, but I thought Golden Laced, and all other Wyandottes, have rose combs.

    Two of my three chicks have little buds which I am sure will someday be beautiful rose combs. One little girl has a single comb just like the Buffs, Barred Rocks, and RIRs.

    Is it normal in the breed to have this?
    Is this poor breeding from the hatchery?
    Last edited: May 15, 2009

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's quite common, actually. Wyandottes have some Cochin ancestry so on occasion, one will pop up with a single comb. I had one SLW with a single.
    Some breeders actually keep single combed birds on purpose to combat fertility issues.
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Quote:What she said.....

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