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Rosecombs and V combs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EweSheep, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Ok folks which trait is dominant?

    Here is my plan: I wanted to cross a rosecomb roo with V comb pullets.....what would I get? And a V comb roo with rosecomb pullets.

    Spitzhauben roo with SSH pullets
    SSH roo with Spitz pullets

    And breed for bantam size and V combs is my goal!

  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    This is a guess on my part because I have not made the cross nor can I remember any research on the subject. I would think you would get a small rose comb with spikes at the back of the comb. I have crossed single comb with V comb and that produced a small single comb with spikes at the back of the comb. If the duplex comb (V) is recessive to the rose comb then you will get a rose comb. I think even if the rose is dominant that the rose comb would be smaller.

    The crest would also influence the size of the rose comb-so it would be smaller. Her is a picture of a cross I made. The v comb and crest have reduced the size of the comb. This was a young bird so the comb had to do some more growing still it was not very big.


    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008

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