rosecomb dark egg layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aprille218, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    northern MN
    Does anyone know of any dark egg layers that have a rosecomb or some variation (cushion, pea, etc) of it? All the dark eggers I know of have either single combs or carnation combs. I'd love to get some cold hardy rosecomb dark eggers!
  2. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Anchorage, AK
    Lots of people have Marans up here in AK and they do well.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yep, personally I say just avoid people with stock that carry BIG combs. So far I've heard lots of good on Marans dealing with cold weather.

    But, you do have a good idea though. Personally I'm not a big fan of single combs too and would rather a pea/rose/cushion/etc combed dark layer. I've got loads of V combed dark layers right now, would that count? V combs are relatively small, but they do vary. The fact that they have two points like a single comb might be an issue, I'm not sure. I'll see how big mine get as they mature.

    ETA - I have no fear of it on a hen, but on a rooster, let's see. . . .
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011

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