To Pea or Not to Pea?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chambe94, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. chambe94

    chambe94 Chirping

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    Is this a pea comb? If not what is it?
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    For comparison, a few hatch mates
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  2. chambe94

    chambe94 Chirping

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    I should add he is 5 months old
     
  3. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

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    It looks like a single comb to me
     
  4. Sunshine0235

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Looks like a single comb to me, too.
     
  6. chambe94

    chambe94 Chirping

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    Why is comb and his wattles so small compared to the other cockerels then?
     
  7. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

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    differant genes i guess
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X4 on single comb. Since your rooster is a mixed breed, it is impossible to know which genes went into the development of the comb and wattles. Different breeds have different sized combs and wattles.
     
  9. chambe94

    chambe94 Chirping

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    Well, its not SUPPOSED to be a mixed breed. If this IS a single comb, then I might still believe he is what they are claiming. But if it's a pea comb, somebody's got some 'splainin' to do!
    here is a brother that looks a little more pea-y

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    And a correct one of the same age:
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    The comb on the top rooster is a crossed comb. It's obvious looking at it that he is a mixed breed with both single comb and peacomb genes in his ancestry.
     

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