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type of comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by soccerguy17, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. soccerguy17

    soccerguy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont know if this is the right section to post this in so feel free to move it if needed. i was just wondering what type of comb this is considered all my birds have single combs and ive never seen a comb like this.

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  2. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I couldn't tell you what that kind of comb is called, but I can tell you that comb shape is determined by 2 different genes on separate chromosomes, so depending on how they're situated can get you one of the recognized types or something strange. I have a roo that is a combination pea/single comb. It's tall like a single comb, but lacking the spikes, and has two very small smooth ridges running down each side. I've never seen another like it.

    http://marsa_sellers.tripod.com/geneticspages/page2.html#t9
     
  3. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possibly Rose comb?
     
  4. Joshischicken

    Joshischicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several Roosters and Hens like this one thats 100% a Rose comb
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That looks like a combination Buttercup and Rose comb. Looks from one pic like there is a cup in the middle of the comb, a depression. Rose combs don't have that-my Wyandottes have rose combs and they don't look like that; they don't stand up like that one.
     

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