type of comb

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

  1. soccerguy17

    soccerguy17 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2007
    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.

  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.

  3. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    Is it possibly Rose comb?
  4. Joshischicken

    Joshischicken Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2007
    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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