Single combs in silkies Need Advice? Thanks!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, May 19, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    How hard would a single comb be to breed out? If a rooster has all good silkie traits but has a single comb how hard would it be to breed out if placed with hens from good backgrounds with correct combs. What is the % of chicks that would hatch single combed? Is it even worth it to work with a single combed rooster does it out weight the other desired traits?
     
  2. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    If you are going to spend any money on birds, invest in a good cock. Think about it this way- in one or two generations far more of the offspring will have HIS blood than any one hen's blood. One cock covers several hens, makes sense to invest more in a good boy than a good female.
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:You are right and I thought about this also its just sad he is so beautiful he has everything going for him and for him to have this single comb is like a screw in the tires.
     

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