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Strange, very interesting comb. What do you think?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wbruder17, May 27, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I have a 3 week old Polish crested/ Brown Leghorn cross chick. I'm pretty sure its a cockerel, but interest is in is comb. It starts off as a single and then transitions into a very pink, DOUBLE comb. One right next to the other. I have not seen or heard of a comb like this. The other chick I hatched has a black comb that looks like it might be starting to double, bit not nearly as pronounced.

    Any comments?
     
  2. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ld have produced a Buttercup comb look-alike
     
  3. newgoosegirl

    newgoosegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess that's a mix of the duplex(polish) and single comb(leghorn)?

    That sounds really cool!
     
  4. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any pics?
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is typical when crossing a single comb breed with a duplex comb breed. You can get all kinds of combs from the cross. The duplex comb is incompletely dominant over the single comb so you get a wierd looking comb. I have produced numerous heterozygotes and none of the combs look alike. They have different shapes.

    Tim
     

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