Points on Silkie combs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rilly10, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    How hard is it to breed out points on silkie combs? My lavender showgirl rooster has two very small points on his comb. I was hoping when crossing him to hens with great combs I would get a son form him with a better comb to replace him. Well just my luck my first hatch he sired is 6 roos all of which have at least teeny tiny points. Now I am looking at these combs under a microscope because I know this is the roo's fault but how dominant is it?

    Any input would be great especially if you deal with this in your silkies. Typically I would say get a better roo with a perfect comb but finding a Lavender showgirl roo is not easy and all of his other features are great.
     
  2. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well to answer you 1st question, how hard to breed out? I'll answer buy saying I think you already found out the answer with his chicks, you might want to look for another boyfriend for your girls.
     
  3. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    I would keep trying, it could be breed out buy the time showgirls have standers. I don't think horns are a DQ on silkies if they are very small.
     
  4. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    Well I deff want to keep trying since Lavender Showgirls aren't the easiest to find LOL! I also like everything else about him. He

    I wonder if it is if they have it they have it or if each generation I can reduce them by keeping the son with the smallest points and replace the sire? I don't want to give up on this project either way they are my favorites! I could try to find a nice black sg roo and put him over my lav hens but showgirls in anything other that white are hard to find especially good quality ones.
     
  5. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Each generation you will get more and more with good combs but it will never be bred 100% out! but if the male has type worry bout that first, horns are only a very small defect and most of the time judges won't even pay attention to it!
     
  6. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    Quote:Thanks so much! I mean it's a project so I guess I need to being so hard on them buy why breed if you are not trying to improve your stock. I will keep on my plan and cull HARD!
     

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