what happen????Silkie comb Q

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by briarpatchfarms, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    My partridge silkie come from hattrick lines on both side rooster and hen some how ended up with a single comb is this a trait that has come out from far back or what???????
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I believe I have heard that the single comb is recessive in silkies, so it would have had to gotten the gene from both parents. I have been told they shouldn't be used for breeding.
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    No matter how great the lines you will tend to throw an occasional fault when two with the same recessive gene are bred together.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Do you know for certain that your birds come from Hattrick lines or is that what the seller told you? There are pleanty of people using well known names to promote their sales when their birds don't have those backgrounds. On EGGBID there are often people offering waterfowl from Holderread lines when they are selling breeds Holderreads never raised.
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    NYReds is right.

    Did you buy birds or eggs directly from HatTrick? If not, there is a good possibility your seller was being dishonest. MANY people are promoting their silkies as being from HatTrick and very few of those really are. They just know HatTrick sells well so trying to get a decent bid. You can also e-mail HatTrick to see if the person you bought eggs or birds from has ever bought things off of them.

    But, anyway, yes, both the male and female had to carry the gene for a single comb in order for you to hatch one. I get rid of every single comb I get, which is very few and only in my buffs. I know there are several peope who do not care, as I have sold single combed birds to breeders before.
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I understand that the single combs have higher fertility than mulberry combs and some breeders keep a small percentage of single comb genes in their flock just for that reason. I would be more ticked about a red comb than a single comb. A single comb can be bred over by a homozygous mulberry comb in a single generation, not bred "out" but at least made invisible, while a red or off color comb can just ruin things for years.
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Single combs are a recessive trait and can pop up in even the best show lines.
     
  8. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Quote:Do you know for certain that your birds come from Hattrick lines or is that what the seller told you? There are pleanty of people using well known names to promote their sales when their birds don't have those backgrounds. On EGGBID there are often people offering waterfowl from Holderread lines when they are selling breeds Holderreads never raised.

    there from hattrick my friend bought them couple years ago from them..
     

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