What comb is this? Shoud I try to breed it out? (Silkies)

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Okay, so as far as I know silkies should have a walnut comb. Mine have weird flat and wavy combs or small and bumpy ones. Currently I'm focused more on color and body type, but I'd like to get a clear idea on what to do with the combs.

I'll try to find some photos of my silkies combs. I can take new ones in a couple days.

What are these combs? Should I slowly try to breed it out?

I have 1 young cockerel I'm thinking about keeping. He is the blue-is one with the big red bumpy comb. Is that the closest I have to a walnut?
 

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Okay, so as far as I know silkies should have a walnut comb. Mine have weird flat and wavy combs or small and bumpy ones. Currently I'm focused more on color and body type, but I'd like to get a clear idea on what to do with the combs.

I'll try to find some photos of my silkies combs. I can take new ones in a couple days.

What are these combs? Should I slowly try to breed it out?

I have 1 young cockerel I'm thinking about keeping. He is the blue-is one with the big red bumpy comb. Is that the closest I have to a walnut?
It looks like the typical walnut of a Silkie but it does have a crease which isn’t beautiful, but it shouldn’t be a priority. When you iron out other issues you can fix that. However, you should remove Pookie from the breeding program because he lacks the black skin that is a breed trait for Silkies.
 
It looks like the typical walnut of a Silkie but it does have a crease which isn’t beautiful, but it shouldn’t be a priority. When you iron out other issues you can fix that. However, you should remove Pookie from the breeding program because he lacks the black skin that is a breed trait for Silkies.
Pookie does have black skin. His comb is just red which I know isn’t good, but I can breed it out later. You can see it on his feet in this photo. He's just very fluffy and so his legs aren't really visible.
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Pookie does have black skin. His comb is just red which I know isn’t good, but I can breed it out later. You can see it on his feet in this photo. He's just very fluffy and so his legs aren't really visible.
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Grey feet doesn’t necessarily mean he is fibromelanistic, it just means he has the dermal melanin gene.
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See? Hotshot has white skin but grey shanks.

Does Pookie have black skin beneath his feathers?
 

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