Showgirl Question About single combs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    So I got a showgirl from a breeder and hatched lots of babies from him before I lost him to a cat. I believe he was an F5 showgirl. I sold a chick to a BYC member who lives 10-20 mins from me the chick was from my showgirl pen but had normal neck feathering. He has grown up into a beautiful rooster and has the perfect dark silkie comb color but its Single! He is nice too leg feathering is nice a little leggy nice tight wings. I had never had single combs pop up in ANY of the chicks I hatched. So I couldn't figure it out till I went back through my breeding books and figured out the chick had came from my showgirl pen. I know to make the showgirls turkens were introduced and turkens have single combs. So this is possible for a single comb to pop up right? I lost my roo but have a new showgirl hen who is an F8 could I still see a pop up of a single comb? Thanks for any advice in advance.
  2. phasianidae

    phasianidae Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    Quote:Single combs are recessive, so all it takes is for both parents to have one copy and 25% of the chicks will have single combs.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Songster

    Feb 24, 2011
    some times even to silkies breeders get single combs that pop up

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