So I was reading up on the breeds I have (one can never learn too much, I think) and while reading up on BLRW, it said that you should leave single-combed birds in your flock because the rose comb is linked to low fertility. Well, since more than half my flock are rose-combed wyandottes I am a little concerned! In all honesty, the rose comb is my least favorite aspect of the wyandottes, I do prefer the single comb. That is the primary reason I want to let them mix with the rocks... So I suppose I should get to the point. Has anyone observed this low fertility in connection to rose combs? And does anyone have any advice for a total novice hoping to get rid of both eventually? I mean, aside from the obvious keeping of single-combed birds. I don't care about showing, I just want to keep pretty and useful chickens who can raise their own young effectively.