Silkie boy

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lynxs1981, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you guys think about this comb? It seems odd for a silkie to me. Cross maybe?
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  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Is it a single comb? The color is way off, of course, but I am more interested in the shape. Can you get a head on picture and another side picture, both with the feathers pulled away from the comb to get a better idea of it?
     
  3. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It resembles a single comb, but it's not straight. Kinda looks like a mix between a single and silkie combs.
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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That would be a pea comb; 1/2 of the genes needed for a walnut comb. Most likely both parents were split for rosecomb, and he ended up inheriting its lack from each.
     
  5. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, poor little guy. So it's unlikely he will produce chicks with a trad silkie comb?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If mated to a bird with a correct walnut comb, at least 50% of the offspring should have a correctly shaped comb. Possibly 100%. However, the issue could show up again in his offspring. Recessive genes can show up generations later.
     
  7. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  8. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there something specific to look for in the hen's comb? I would like to breed him to a proper hen, do they get the walnut comb also, just smaller?
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:yes
     

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