question for serious silkie breeders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by priszilla, May 10, 2008.

  1. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    I have a silkie boy that is just getting his comb- and though I don't have any single combed breeders- and haven't had for at least 3 generations- that is what he is growing- I wan't going to keep him- he has other faults - too little foot feathering being the main one- he has great color. But where in the world did the single comb come from? I definitely don't want that to repeat .
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Disclaimer: I am not a serious silkie breeder

    I found this info at Improving Your Silkie Flock, an article from Brown Egg Blue Egg

    The single comb is recessive, and will crop up when both parents carry the gene.

    The article talks about it in the 8th paragraph, if you want to check it out.

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