silkie with a comb ?!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I am new to silkies, but from what I read this sounds odd. I was inspecting my 3-4 week old bearded silkies and saw something "poking" out of it's forehead. It has a comb, small, pointy, but there. This normal? These were eggs I hatched and paid some decent $$ for.
    Any info appreciated...
    edited to say that since I was asked I will add that < No, this particular silkie was not from chellester [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Those are what I call boo boo babies. It happens sometimes a lady I buy silkies from has those hatch out once in a while. She gives those away to a friend of hers who doesn't care if they have single combs or only 4 toes on one foot. So far I've not had any pop up in my silkies yet.
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    Its a simple recessive trait- but I was surprised by one in this Spring.I gave it to a good home

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