What type of comb is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by urbanagrarian, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of comb is this? It's kind like a single comb but a bit frilly. I'm not sure that the top down angle that I took this at is the best way to show it. I can get a better photo tomorrow if necessary.

    http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd155/urbanagrarian/?action=view&current=wavy-rooster-comb.jpg

    Also does anyone have a photo of what a pea comb looks like on a rooster. I have a sense of what it looks like on a hen but would like to see am example of a rooster pea comb.

    Thanks

    Urban Agrarian
    http://urban-agrarian.blogspot.com/
     
  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look through the post its on here i saw it the other day.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks a little deep for a peacomb. A side view would help.

    Look up araucana on google to see a peacombed rooster.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    A side view might help but it looks to me like a messed up outgrown pea comb. We had an EE roo that looked like that. It was supposed to have a pea comb. It still looks like a very pretty bird.
     
  5. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll get better photos tomorrow.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like a combination of straight and pea comb. Is the bird a cross? That would explain the unusual comb. A typical pea comb has three lines of bumps, generally close to the head.

    Jody
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It looks like my Lt. Brahma pullet's comb-hers is what Jody said, sort of a single wavy comb, not really a pea comb like my Buff Brahma has and should have. Here is Miranda to show you that she has a messed up pea/single combo comb.
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  8. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I tried to get some better photos. This roo is just not so easy to photograph, but these may help. Is it a pea comb?

    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd155/urbanagrarian/roo_comb_3.jpg

    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd155/urbanagrarian/roo_comb_2.jpg

    I was reading up on pea comb. It is dominant but not completely dominant. Is it possible that this rooster is hetrozygous for pea comb instead of homozygous? That is, he is PP instead of Pp?

    The bottom line is; I'm looking for a roo with a pea comb to breed with hens to get blue egg laying chicks. I know that pea comb is closely linked with blue eggs.

    Here is another roo who was standing a little stiller for the camera. Any comments about this comb please?


    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd155/urbanagrarian/other_roo_comb.jpg

    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd155/urbanagrarian/other_roo.jpg

    Someone asked if the rooster was a cross. I would say yes.

    Thanks again,

    Urban Agrarian
    http://urban-agrarian.blogspot.com/
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Maybe this will help you some. Here are pics of my black Ameraucana cockerel, Scout, as a youngster, then at 14 weeks old and now. He had a classic pea comb, but as it grew out, it did look a bit different, as the rows have grown upward alot.
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  10. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is a pea-straight split. (that is fancy terminology for ...one parent is peacomb, other is straight comb)
     

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