Silkie comb question..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hd_darcy, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three silkies whom are about 6 weeks old. Two of them are white, and they have entirely different looking combs. One is black, and the other is red... Does that mean anything? I'm clueless. Thanks!
     
  2. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
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    red really isn't a color you want to see in a Silkie comb [​IMG]
     
  3. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it mean anything though? We're not showing them........ Thanks!
     
  4. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is something you don't want to breed as it will pass on to offspring. If it is JUST a pet, no don't worry about it. Sort of like having a Black Lab dog with a big white spot on the chest, still makes a good pet, but you don't want to breed more & try to show at Westminster with it. Have fun with your birds.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chances are, if you're seeing a red comb at 6 weeks, it's a cockerel.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you look at the skin of the silkie with the red comb, you will likely find that it is considerably lighter in colour than the one with the dark comb. The wingpit is a good place to check this.
     

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