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What kind of comb is this??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jywel417, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I am posting this in the right section. I got some chicks from the TSC a few weeks ago. I know that they get them from hatcheries and that hatchery stock isn't the best and breeds can have different combs and such but I had assumed this one chick had a rosecomb but I am starting to think I am wrong on that. I am posting some pictures of it's comb and then will post some pictures of my possible silver seabright's comb and maybe you all can tell me what you think their combs are. I am new to chickens and just am not good at identifying the different combs on the babies.

    The little bantam I assumed was a rose comb but am thinking I am wrong. It is smooth and flat until the one bumb/point at the very back of the comb

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    This is the possible Silver Seabright Bantam chick

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    This is the comb on one of my EE Pullets, including it because i'm not sure what kind of comb it is either [​IMG]

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  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    You should be correct, a rose comb in some breeds (like the hamburgs) have a long flat comb area with a point on the back. The EE could have anything seeing they are mutts tbut they are supposed to have a pea comb.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The first one might be a rose comb-hard to see it real clearly.
    Your possible Sebright isn't-that's clearly a single comb.
    The EE looks like a pea comb.
     
  4. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, that is what I was thinking the "seabright" had, it didn't look like there was any way it could morph itself into a rosecomb. I have tried getting better pictures of Kowalski's possible rose comb but am having issues getting a good, clear, close, not blurry picture. I will do research and see what other bantam breeds can be silver laced and have single combs, I suppose it could be a seabright with a single comb seeing as it is a TSC hatchery chick but eh, it's a pretty chicken for my flock. Doesn't really matter as I just got these for eggs, tick control, and enjoyment. No intention of showing these guys in real bird shows! That could be interesting . . . .
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I have a little cockerel that also has a weird not quite rose comb not quite single comb: an upright, unserrated smooth blade with a point at the back. I'll try to get a photo.
     

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