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Not breed but comb style help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DomiHentrix, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings! New here and hope someone can help me.

    This is my (supposedly) Purebred Plymouth Barred Rock hen Rosie. I call her Rosie because she appears to have a Rose comb, or is it just a single comb with a genetic anomaly?

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    Thanks in advance!! Lara
     
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  2. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to add that she is five weeks old, hard to tell from the pic [​IMG]

    I'm just wondering if it's an anomaly or if this means she has some Domnique in her genetics?
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    I don't know for sure, since I don't have any fully developed rose combed chickens, but I do know that dominiques have rose combs. She may very well be a BR/Dom mix or straight Dom....
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Gee, that looks more like a pea comb than a rose comb, even. I have a BR/Ameraucana cross pullet with a comb that is similar.
     
  5. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does it? I am new to this so I am not well versed in comb styles yet. I called the farm where I got her and they told me that while the parents of my chicks were their hens and roo, all of their hens came from a hatchery. I went on Sunday and got a shot of them, i'll upload it in a moment!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could just be an odd rose comb. In that case, she's probably a Dominique. Here is my BR/blue Ameraucana cross pullet, Panda, so you can see what I mean. Wish it was a better pic of her comb, though. If your girl's legs are yellow, she's probably a Dom.
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  7. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are the parents:

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  8. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting the pic Cynthia, Panda's beautiful by the way!
     
  9. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    If that is a rose comb or a pea comb, at 5 weeks, Rosie is not a hen. Way too much red for 5 weeks. I have rosecomb RIRs and at 5 months old they are neither as red or as big. Now if Rosie is actually 5 months old, I would say she has a pea comb.
     
  10. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really? I raised her from a chick so I know she is only 5wks, actually she just "started" her 6th week Sunday. She does fight for dominance with my cockerel Henry, so you're thinking she's a he? Should I post a photo of my flock for comparison?
     

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