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Sizzle Rooster with a VERY RED Comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1 Critter Camp, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His parents are a grey sizzle hen and a partridge rooster. I think the hen has a little red comb but really had not noticed how red because it is so covered up with fluff!
    He has black spots on his comb.
    I am trying to sell him because I know I can't breed him back to my sizzle project but he is so cool looking... I can't decide how to best use him... I do have a solid black sizzle smooth feathered hen... would produce chicks with darker combs?
     
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  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he just coming into maturity? His comb color looks good to me. Don't know about the black spots, could be pecked by another bird.
     
  3. 1 Critter Camp

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    I thought silkies are supposed to have a more of a purple/mulberry color comb... maybe his will darken?
    From what I can tell, the black spots are pigmentation... They are embedded in his wrinkles... who knows but I think is color is interesting just not sure how to breed him.
    I even thought about getting a seabright but I don't have room to start a whole new breed.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You could breed him back to a Silkie. Most of the resulting chicks should have darker combs, keep those and sell any that don't show proper color.
     
  5. 1 Critter Camp

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    I have a really "blue" looking silkie... I have not taken a picture yet but I think it is what is considered blue. It is a super light grey, well it has the sizzle gene from its mother but its feathering is silkie feathering
    I wonder what kind of cool colors I would get...
    thanks
    I might do just that because I do think he is super cool looking!
     

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