Silkie Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Daisyjaye, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Daisyjaye

    Daisyjaye Out Of The Brooder

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    Do all Silkie roosters have a pea comb? I got 4 silkies straight run, and 1 has a standard comb and crows so obviously rooster. Then today another one with a pea comb started crowing. I am trying to figure out why they have different combs.
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you purchase from a hatchery? Every once in a while a breeder may produce a single comb. They should have a walnut comb.
     
  3. Daisyjaye

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    Yep they came from Meyer's.
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You will get several different qualities purchasing from a hatchery. They could have single combs, combs that are too red, 4 toes, etc. etc. I'm not saying that you will not get that from a breeder because we always have pet quality offspring, but you will have an all over lesser quality from a hatchery.
     
  5. Daisyjaye

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    Yeah they all have their toes, but the one is way smaller then the others and resembles a gorilla more then a silkie lol. I love them all the same but next time it will be a breeder for them. I am hoping the 2 boys get along. Although the one that crowed first likes to dance for me. [​IMG]
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    That little dance might be a mating dance [​IMG]
     
  7. Daisyjaye

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    Yeah I am pretty sure thats what he is doing. I usually pick him up and carry him around for awhile after that. Not sure what to do with him cause he isnt quite a fiesty as our other roos. He is pretty calm and mild mannered.
     
  8. Elite Silkies

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    That is what I do, just pick them up and carry them around with me.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No silkie should have a pea comb, but a walnut comb is the combination of both the pea comb and rose comb genes, so it is possible, especially from a hatchery.
     

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