Silkie Breeders--I Need Advice

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tplummer, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. tplummer

    tplummer Songster

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    We have the opportunity to buy a cuckoo cockerel. The only problem I have is that he developed the single cochin comb. Is this something I need to avoid to improve the silkie qualities?
     
  2. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    If you are trying to breed to the silkie standard, I would avoid the single comb. That is a disqualification according to the Standard of Perfection. Unfortunately he will probably pass that gene on to his offspring. Sorry [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  3. tplummer

    tplummer Songster

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    That is what I was worried about. I guess another dumb question. I know cuckoo was started with a silkie and a barred cochin. I know it starts somewhere. Can that comb not be bred out of it?
     

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