What kind of comb is this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Andora, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
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    The father is a cuckoo Marans (straight comb obviously!) and the mother is a Crevecoeur (v comb) and all the chicks came out with these strange in between combs. What will they look like when they grow up?!?
     
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Yeah, I have a bunch of mixed Polish that look like that--straight and then split. I wonder if this is how buttercups got started?
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    That right there is the ever-changing "fubar" comb.

    No, I have no idea though.
     
  4. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Interesting I was going to say it reminds me of a buttercup [​IMG] You will just have to wait and see
     
  5. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Fubar? [​IMG]

    I'll keep you updated...once they grow bigger I'll post a new picture.

    Becky, what do your Polish mixes look like? Are they still little chicks?
     
  6. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    If they end up with buttercup type combs like this, I will die laughing and consider them the greatest mixed chicks ever created.

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    Their father had an exceptionally large straight comb, it was abnormal and huge. So you never know...
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
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    I'll try to get some closer pictures.
     
  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This comb is the heterozygous form of the V-shape duplex comb D^v.
    When this gene is pure/2 doses most combflesh is reduced to the typical V-comb.
    There is a second type of V-comb, from the buttercup D^c. That form does not reduce the combflesh when pure.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I've had a couple of these. What it ends up looking like is a single comb that you split for about half the length fron the back to the front, and spread the split sections into a V.

    fubar is an acronym that cannot be completely explained here due to BYC rules about language use; suffice it to say that it means "something gone terribly wrong." Probably at least half the people who use the term don't know what it abbreviates. I'm pretty sure it has a military origin as everyone I've ever known in the service has had a general knowledge of its meaning, if not exactly what the acronym stands for.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    lol...sorry, I assumed you knew what it meant.
     

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