Rosecomb Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bacres, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    This is the Official Rosecomb Thread. I did not see one so I thought I would start one. You can disscuse anything Rosecombs. I'll start.

    This is my new Rosecomb Pair, there names are Huey and Rosie.
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    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Woohoo-Rosecombs!! Nice pair you have there. I'll get pics of mine on here later. They've really gotten to be one of my favorite breeds. Just something about those white cheeks. Oh, Erin......it's a Rosecomb thread....... Where are you girl??
     
  3. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    Hahah I bought these from Erin on Saturday! HAHA. I want to learn more about colors and type and what not. So I started a thread.
     
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    That's too funny. I got my black trio from Erin as well. I've hatched a few babies from them this Spring. I also have a young bb red pullet and a young black cockerel that I hatched from eggs from another breeder. Didn't have a great hatch from those eggs, but they're from a great breeder, so I'll work with what I've got. I've really come to love this breed. They're feisty little birds, that's for sure. You'll enjoy them.
     
  5. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    Can anyone tell me what colors I can breed to Black and end up with showable colors?
     
  6. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Do half rosecombs count?
     
  7. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    Why not what is your rosecomb crossed with?
     
  8. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:He's a rosecomb/silkie mix.
     
  9. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    I have hear of thoughs before. Pictures?
     
  10. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Matt, they're lookin good. Glad you're enjoying them. Im not sure how the genetics really work yet as I've only had blacks until this year. I have one black hen in with my wheatens and plan to snag a wheaten hen to put to my black roo to improve the heads on the wh. I'll have to post pics of them. They just started laying and have filled out nicely. And, man, what color! absolutely stunning. From what I understand blue/black/splash can all be bred together to produce more of the same... like any other breed. I believe mottled, brassy back and bbred can be put to blacks to get birds that can be put back to these varities without destroying patterns too much. And, the white in rosecomb is not recessive but a diluter so, breeding whites to blacks will give you blues. Here's a link to the rosecomb federation where they show pics of all the varieties. I am a member and anyone who's really into them should join. They send out a newsletter and give you the contact info of EVERY member and what they breed... very very handy

    http://www.rosecomb.com/federation/varieties/varieties.html

    I cannot believe I am STILL hatching. ..have about 50 eggs in the bator and 40 some grow outs out there somewhere. I'll have plenty to choose from come show season... Y'all better watch out! [​IMG] One pullet in particular is giving me warm and fuzzies every time I hold her.. .she is already so heavy and just struts her stuff everywhere. ..just love these guys.

    Paula, I cannot wait to see pics of your Plumer chicks. As soon as they start lookin like something, we should swap pics. I think I have all pullets... wouldn't ya know! When you want a roo, you don't get one... when you don't want one, ya get 15
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2010

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