Silkie with Single Comb??????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smokeykk, May 14, 2011.

  1. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that what this comb is? The silkie has 5 toes, furry legs and black skin, but it looks like it has a single comb and no little cap....

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  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have a clue???
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not at all uncommon in hatchery bred silkies, and single combs can occassionally show up in show bred flocks.
     
  4. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a lt brahma I cant see skin color but looks like only has 3 toes??
     
  5. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No it definitly has 5 [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:OP mentioned the fact that the chick has 5 toes and black skin.[​IMG]
     
  7. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OP mentioned the fact that the chick has 5 toes and black skin.[​IMG]

    Oops I just saw picture sorry disreguard me [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    On silkies, mine at least, sometimes the comb does not develop much until 5-6 months old.
    If it has a single comb, and not a silkie comb with horns, then it is probably a silkie cross.
     
  9. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHHH I loveee your signature!
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Single combs can pop up in any exhibition breeders flock, doesn't mean they arent purebreds. The "single comb" gene is recessive so 2 silkies with correct combs can give offspring with single combs pretty easily.
     

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