V-Shaped Comb Genes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rosecomb Lover, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Rosecomb Lover

    Rosecomb Lover Chirping

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    What genes do breeders use to get chicks with V-Shaped combs?
     
  2. PirocaKeeper

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    I am not sure what specific gene (biologically speaking causes the V-shape comb). I can offer you at least a couple of breed names that have it. Hope it helps.
    Crevecoeurs, Houdans, La Fl├Ęche, Polish, and Sultans
     
  3. Rosecomb Lover

    Rosecomb Lover Chirping

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    Biologically? Then if it's a biological chance, how come all of those breed's good examples have the V Shaped Comb?
     
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  4. PirocaKeeper

    PirocaKeeper Chirping

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    Because it is in their breed gene pool. So if you want to introduce the V-Shape to your flock, you would need to get the gene from somewhere, hence you need to bring a bird that has the gene for it and its actually a V-shape comb bird.
     
  5. Rosecomb Lover

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    Oh, ok! Thanks so much! [​IMG]
     

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