Silkie walnut comb question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gilded Feather, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Gilded Feather

    Gilded Feather Songster

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    I’m pretty sure I already know the answer to this but I figure I would go ahead and ask just for the heck of it. When a walnut comb starts to form on a silkie, is it possible it can start out spiky; almost like a single comb, but much smaller (for now anyway) and still turn out to be a walnut?

    I can just hear the answers now but I figure I would try my best for this little guy as he’s the sweetest of my babies. :oops:

    Extra info if it makes a difference: Splash silkie from breeder stock - he’s a month old as of yesterday.

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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Nope.
    That's a single comb.
     
  3. Gilded Feather

    Gilded Feather Songster

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    :hit I knew it. Oh well. I tried. Lol
     
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  4. Trimurtisan

    Trimurtisan Team flappy foot

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    @Gilded Feather you could enter him in the single comb contest. Never hurts to try, or at least have some fun. I put my Serama cockerel and he's not mature yet either. Actually, I used the same pictur as my avatar.

    BYC Comb Contest 2019 - Single
     
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  5. Gilded Feather

    Gilded Feather Songster

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    You know, I might just do that. Thanks for the suggestion! :D
     
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  6. SonRise Silkies

    SonRise Silkies Songster

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    Sorry, single comb. From a breeder?
     
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  7. Gilded Feather

    Gilded Feather Songster

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    Yeah, from a breeder. Kind of sad this would be in the genetics of the flock. But I guess I shouldn’t have expected too much. It’s the first year they were selling silkies to the public although they stated this had been in the works for 2 to 3 years previously.
     

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