What kind of comb is this and how did she get it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tallyho, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little girl is mixed breed chick. I got the eggs from a u-pick farm with a chicken free-for-all. I got the eggs because my broody BA was driving me nuts. Look at this comb...is this considered a pea or buttercup? She's only 3 months old so this comb is not done yet. I don't know who the parents are but I think I saw black and red sex links, RIR (or something solid red), BO, brahmas buff and dark, turken, australorp, barred rock and EE(saw the eggs) hens and roos. She's reddish with a white face and black tail feathers a la buff brahma style. Just thought it was interesting and thought I'd share it with the experts.

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  2. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buttercup comb
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't really tell for sure, but it looks like a combination comb. Single in front and kind of a rosecomb in the back. [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It looks like a combination of two different types of combs. I have a buttercup, and it's not a buttercup comb.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Kind of looks like an undeveloped buttercup comb to me.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It's likely not a buttercup. It is more than likely either a Single comb x V comb or a Pea comb x V comb.
     
  7. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's single ridge that branches out and into a complete 'cup'. It's not two parallel rows. From what I understand, the buttercup is a form of 'duplex' comb and is related to the v comb. There were no buttercups or la fleche out on the farm. Wonder what's going on with her. She's very cute though with her white face!

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  8. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

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    It reminds me of carnation combs on penadesencas. Wow, I butchered that spelling!
     
  9. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is adorable. Is she LF or Bantam?

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  10. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have a sneaking suspicion that the dad might have been a little banty roo. I forgot about him. He was hanging around in the coop with the ladies. She's just slightly larger than some silkies the same age. She hatched from a large brown egg though.
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    I'll post a follow up pic when she's getting close to laying. Should be interesting to see what that comb ends up looking like. I have no idea what I am talking about but I guess it is possible for her to have both single comb and pea comb genes right? Her strange combo exhibits in what looks like a buttercup, which I think is an entirely different gene.
     

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