SC xed with RC = What kind of comb?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GracefulBantams, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I have some hens with Single Combs, but I would like to get this particular rooster that has a Rose Comb. Would I really mess up the genetics of the chicks, or would they have a pure SC or RC, and no strange cross?
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    I am NOT an expert at this, but I know that Wyandottes can have either a rose comb, or single comb and crossing the two doesn't create anything too strange. I also know that some breeders of rose combed birds (like Wyandottes) will breed in a single comb occasionally because it improves fertility.

    Hope this helps!!
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    Single comb is recessive, so crossing a pure rc (no sc gene) with a sc (2 copies) will produce rc birds het for sc.
     
  4. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Thanks for the replies [​IMG]
    I think I am going to get this RC rooster for my SC hens, and just see what happens [​IMG]
     

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