Poor silkie comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tropical Chickies, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you silkie experts give me your honest opinion about my boy. I was going to use him for breeding until his comb grew in. What are your thoughts? Do you think this trait might not be passed down to offspring if he mates with a pullet or hen with a good (normal) comb?

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  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    If its just the comb I would try him with a female with a very dark or black comb. See what hatches.

    But you'll need to also pay attention to her wings, his are not quite as tight and horizontal as they could be.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    There is really nothing wrong with his comb. Shape is good, although the colour could be darker, but it is still within the acceptable range. His wings are more of an issue, although I am not sure how difficult they are to correct.
     
  4. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
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    IMO wings are a bigger pain to fix. I think the comb shape is ok, the color is a bit lighter than I like but, as Sonoran said, it's not red.
    He's a bit leggy, but not bad. The wings are what I would be concerned about.
     
  5. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I think I will just sell him. He is not the quality I thought he would be when I bought him. I am learning!!

    Thank you all for replying, I really appreciate it. [​IMG]
     

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