Single Comb Silkies??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Willjg, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Willjg

    Willjg Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Hey there,

    I was just curious for input from chicken people. What are your thoughts on a single comb silkie?

    I realize as far as the breed standard goes its a big NO... and yet single combs do appear in silkies in hatches. Would anyone be interested in single comb silkies? There are bearded and non-bearded, why not single combs?
    They sure would be a lot easier to sex by their combs lol.

    Take Care,
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It's a recessive trait and most try to rid of their breeders which carry the recessive allele since it's not in the standard.

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