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"Wad of Bubble Gum Comb" in silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by onthespot, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Can you breed that out? I have a single black cockerel/roo, no color faults in his plumage, shreddy tail and decent wing carriage, spectacular toe separation, good temperament, and even a quiet crow. His comb is just too much. Takes up half his forehead. Plus he has sorta purplish wattles that are too big and noticeable. My only other up and coming roo looks like he will have smaller darker wattles and smaller comb, but you don't know until the fat lady sings, do you? I will keep bubble gum guy until the younger roo grows out, just as insurance if nothing else, but my question is, does he pass on his comb and wattle faults to a high degree to his offspring? How does comb/wattle score against the rest of the bird, which is pretty nice.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    LOL, nothing to add, but that's a great descriptor to a bad walnut comb!
  3. eekgads

    eekgads Chirping

    Aug 19, 2009
    Central VA
    Is the bubble gum roo a bearded or non-bearded?
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    What exactly does a bubblegum silkie comb look like? I'll show you a prune comb......


  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Oh lawdavmercy! Mine is not that bad. It is deep purplish black, wattles slightly more purple, not as big as those shown. And okay, his comb only takes up a THIRD of his forehead then, by comparison to this roo above, LOL. I will try to get a pic. I have not charged my camera in a while and need to find a charger for it.

    Edit to add, he is bearded.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:[​IMG] That poor guy must be top-heavy! [​IMG]
  7. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    Poor Silver-everybody is laughing at him! [​IMG]

  8. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    I love him though! He gets to free range today ONLY because I don't have to work, and it takes an hour of running to catch him. [​IMG]
  9. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    So he would be a purple cap (kinda like the red caps) but silkied and lavender with 5 toes, feathered feet, a beard, and way off type, LOL.
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    A walnut comb is what a silkie is SUPPOSED to have.

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