Rose comb ALWAYS dominant?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muscovy94, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Hey everyone a while back I hatched out a OEGB x silkie chick. He turned out to be a roo and he has light skin and a rose comb. I was wondering if I bred him to an OEGB hen, and kept breeding the offspring back to OEGBs if I could eventually produce some rose comb OEGB? Should any straight combs pop up, or should I always get rosecomb?
    Heres a pic of him when he was younger..
  2. Doctim

    Doctim Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    North of Dallas, Texas
    Always and never are two words that should seldom be used... Even in genetics. Especially when you've mixed things up. I think just like when breeding to standard, hatch a bunch and work with the best of the lot. Sounds like an interesting project.
  3. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    First, I don't think that's a rose comb, it appears to be walnut, though probably modified a bit because its carrying a copy for single comb from its OEG parent.

    Second, you may be confusing how dominate/recessive works. Getting one copy of a dominate gene, like that of the dominate walnut comb of Silkies, means the offspring from a single combed OEG with the recessive single comb should all be walnut combed, but carrying a copy for single combs. When one of those is crossed back to an OEG, 50% will be walnut carrying a copy for single, and 50% will be single combed.
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
  5. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    Altha Florida
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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Either the OEGB or the Silkie was not pure for comb type .
    Single comb (OEGB) + Walnut comb (Silkie) = Walnut comb not Rose comb.


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