"RIR" with pea comb?

tikidoc

Chirping
12 Years
Dec 23, 2007
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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?
 

pinkfeather

Songster
12 Years
Dec 3, 2007
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Hmm. There are rosecomb Rhode Island Reds. Or it could be a Wyandotte. A pic might help...
 

tikidoc

Chirping
12 Years
Dec 23, 2007
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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?
 

tikidoc

Chirping
12 Years
Dec 23, 2007
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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.
 

tikidoc

Chirping
12 Years
Dec 23, 2007
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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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