"Single Comb" Question ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickie Mamma, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any pics of a single comb vs. regular comb. I have always been confused with this.. Thanks..
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    It depends on the breed. Silkies are supposed to have walnut (regular comb), whereas some times you might get a silkie with a single comb.
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    I have silkies and frizzles. Is the "walnut comb" sort of bumpy?
     
  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    A single comb is like those of a Leghorn, RIR, Plymouth Rock, Sussex, Orpington, Marans & lots of others.
    I'm not sure what might be meant by a 'regular' comb. As single comb is probably the most frequent comb, & regular means usual or normal. If I'd have been guessing I'd have thought a 'regular' comb referred to a single comb. [​IMG]
     
  5. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Thank you sooo much for the link! I have seen here on the forum that a silkie with a "single" comb would be a DQ in a show. I am ready to pick which Silkies I want to keep. They are 6 weeks and 4 weeks old and some of them are starting to get "combs". So I am really making sure I pick ones with "Ideal" combs. Thanks again..
     
  7. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOu are so welcome, If I might suggest ordering a copy of the APA Standard of Perfection. That book even in Black and White is just a treasure of information.

    Good Luck.
    K.
     
  8. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Thanks again.. I will look into it. I am not planning to show any of my Silkies, but in case I want to breed some down the road, I just want to make sure I do it right! Thanks for all your help! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I would never think of a silkie's comb as being a "regular" comb. The connotation is a single comb, but it is about as useful as a description as thingamajiggy or whatchamacallit.
     
  10. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:So would breeding a Silkie with a single "whatchmacallit" not be a good idea? [​IMG]
     

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