true araucana breeders-comb question....Hinkjc, Shaffer, geareduplyn..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have a very pretty araucana I hatched, problem is it has a single comb. I contacted the breeder and was told every now and then they "pop up". Is this an automatic cull, as was suggested by the breeder? I may have to use it in my laying flock just because it is tufted and adorable if it turns out to be a pullet. Experience? Thanks!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have never gotten a straight comb from my araucana breeding, so not sure how often that could happen, but I wouldn't use it either.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    thanks Jody, it wasn't a BYC'er, but it is from a very well known breeder. I will have to rehome the cutie, I went to check it out again after I posted and the comb is looking rather large to be a pullet [​IMG] . Someone will get a cool looking roo [​IMG]
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    You're making the right decision. No good can come from using a bird with a disqualification as a breeder.
     

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