V-comb Phoenix

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wclawrence, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello anyone interested,
    Other than the neat comb-type, this hen is a regular bb red phoenix.
    I have four bb red phoenixes with non-standard combs. I am hoping I can develop a line of Buttercup Phoenix and a line of V-comb Phoenix.
    These birds do not have Buttercup or LeFleche in them.

    What do you think of her?
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    Looks good as far as the head goes, you can still see alittle evidence of a crest there, lol.
    I can already tell you that there will be people that will say that they should only have one comb type and all but I like it.
  3. chickenbuddy0

    chickenbuddy0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    southwest Illinois
    ILIKE it ! dare to be different ! she looks great !
  4. Icarus Crows

    Icarus Crows Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 12, 2008
    A chicken with horns...nice. How'd you do it?
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    The strange thing is that your hen has 2 different genes (alleles) than an ordinary single combed phoenix.

    I have seen this comb type on dutch owlbeard.
    When you cross an owlbeard to a single combed breed you get a V-shape double single comb. The front part is fused as a single blade and towards the back it splits into 2 blades.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    Love the pics.. .keep them coming!
  7. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    Orlando, FL.
    Oooooo, Very pretty! Exellent bird, IMHO.
  8. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    This hen is the first in her family to have this comb type. And the first to have that little crest too. I am hoping I can breed to get the crest bigger. After all they are longtails with long saddles and if the crest was bigger, it would be longer than your average Polish I would think.

    This hen is out of a line of Phoenix that have a little Grey Junglefowl and a little Ceylon Jungefowl.
    The first thing that popped up that was not straight combed was her dad and one of his sisters.
    He has one copy of the buttercup gene and so does the sister. I hatched and raised and lost to a predator, one hen that was out of the brother-sister, which had a completely buttercup comb.
    They are better protected now.

    There are pictures on a thread at modernayfowl.
    The thread is called "the making of a bird"

    Henk, do you have pics of an Owlbeard?
    That sounds interesting.
    Am I correct thinking that the buttercup gene AND the peacomb gene are necessary for this comb type?
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    Sorry to disappoint you but that is not a crest. It is related to the combtype. Owlbeards have it too.

    Google on Uilebaard for pictures!


    I suspect that uilebaard are Breda combless and V-shape duplex.
    Peacomb is dominant to singlecomb so crosslings would not be double single combed then.
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Oh, cool! I've been looking for a BYCer's V-comb bird to add to the BYC comb page! Do you mind if I feature your fowl?

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