What comb type is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angnic22, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. angnic22

    angnic22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When she was young, it looked like an inny belly button. Lol. I think she's an Americana/RIR mix.

    Any idea what comb type this is?
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  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get a pic from the front?
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what i can see it looks like a Pea Comb but not sure.Better pic of the front would help
     
  4. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a strawberry comb?
     
  5. angnic22

    angnic22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to get a better pic later today. She's kinda shy.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's not a type, it's a mix. Doesn't conform to a standard type of comb.

    I got some similar mixing pea comb and large straight combed birds (EE/Leghorn crosses)....

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  8. angnic22

    angnic22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great!! That makes total sense. Thank you donrae!
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    That is called a telescope/telescoped comb. It looks just like you said, an innie bellybutton on the rear part of the comb.

    It's considered a serious defect in showbirds. Other than that it doesn't affect the bird in any other way.

    to clarify further, she has an telescoped pea comb. it is true that crosses between comb types often gives funky comb types. however, telescoped comb is a separate and specific genetic fault, not simply a result of mixing comb types. It can pop up in a purebred line and is very difficult to get rid of once it shows up.

    Also it usually is visible on pea or rose combs. For some reason it seems to extremely rarely show on single comb, but there was an recent example on here. I suspect this gene can float around in single comb birds with no effect on comb but will show up if bred to a rose or pea combed bird..
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
  10. angnic22

    angnic22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting. Thank you for explaining. I don't show. I just want healthy chickens that produce. I assume this isn't anything health related, rather physical/appearance?
     

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