Single combed silkie roo

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by FatChicksDigMe, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. FatChicksDigMe

    FatChicksDigMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, I hope you and your flocks are thriving. I wanted to share that my black silkie roo has a (floppy) single comb. I got him from the feed store so he and my other silkie (a hen!) are most likely not breeder/show quality, but they still are so cute and have all the general silkie qualities: 5 toes, black skin, etc. Initially I wanted the buff and white silkies but got 4 black instead. Two passed away unfortunately (I tried so hard to save them, but I think they had a genetic weakness or something), and two survived: a HEN and this roo. My hen is a good layer and too cute, so I want more!

    If I breed these two in the spring, what combs will their babies have?[​IMG]
     
  2. FatChicksDigMe

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    Here's a better pic [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiefluff

    silkiefluff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they have single combs, they are definitely pet quality. But all Silkies are wonderful, imo. I love 'em. If they breed, you will most likely get mostly single combs.
     
  4. FatChicksDigMe

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    Thanks for the input. They both have mulberry colored combs, but only my hen has that silkie walnut thingy, while the roo has a mulberry single comb.
     

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