Silkie comb

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by theatrain16, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] one of my silkie Roos ended up with a comb like this. It almost looks like a pea comb but I'm not sure does anyone know?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Somewhere back in his family tree there is a non silky relative. All of the 'silkies' sold by our local TSC this season were cross breds.
     
  3. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    So you don't think he is pure bred?
     
  4. AllyAna

    AllyAna New Egg

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    If he was purebred he would have a walnut comb
     
  5. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    (his tail feathers are still growing back in from the neighbor's dog attacking him)
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    He is purebred, but with a major fault. Not suitable for exhibition.
     
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  7. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planing on breeding my silkies and then just selling the offspring on Craigslist. Do you think if I breed him with my show quality hens they will still come out nice?
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    His offspring will inheritboth his and the hen's traits. Some may come out with better combs, but some won't
     
  9. theatrain16

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    Would the comb be a disqualification from show?
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    absolutely a disqualification. Incorrect comb type is always a dq
     

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