"RIR" with pea comb?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tikidoc, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    We got 25 straight run chicks from Sand Hill Preservation, that are about 12 weeks old. There were 6 RIR in the batch, but one of the (I think) pullets has a pea comb. Otherwise looks identical to the others. Ideas? Could it just be a mutation?
     
  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. There are rosecomb Rhode Island Reds. Or it could be a Wyandotte. A pic might help...
     
  3. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try to get one up soon. I'm at work and I won't get home 'til tomorrow. Any pics of a rose comb? Or any similar stories from Sand Hill?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you go to Bama Chicken's website, I think she has pics of her rose combed RIRs on there.
     
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    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only red breed of chicken with a peacomb that I can think of right now are Buckeyes, maybe someone got a bit mixed up with their red chicks.
     
  7. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm, might be a rosecomb. I'm a bit of a newbie. Plus the comb is still pretty small as she (it) is only 12 weeks old. The RIR roos in the group have big red combs though. I'll need to go look at comb pictures and compare. Otherwise she looks just like the others in the group though.
     
  8. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR come in rosecomb
     
  9. fancyfowl4ever

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  10. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they a separate strain, or do you just see an occasional rosecomb pop up in a population of RIR? They were all from the same hatchery, hatched on the same day.
     

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