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Why does my SLWyandotte have a SINGLE comb?!? *Pics*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sparrow, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are pictures of my Silver Laced Wyandotte pullet, Daphne. She is now about 5 weeks old, and she definantly has a single comb. My other SLW pullet I got from the same hatchery(C.M. Estes) has a regular rose comb, but Daphne has always had a perfect little single comb. I just think it's the wierdest thing! Does this happen commonly? Any ideas? [​IMG]

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    ^^She is the one I'm holding, proof she is a Wyandotte! At least that's what she seems to be... [​IMG]

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    ^^A close up pic of her actual comb. You can see how thin it is and it has all the little points that my single combed chicks' combs have.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, they often do. My Lorelei who just passed away had a floppy single comb. Its in their ancestry so pops up from time to time.
     
  3. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if that might be the case. Her little comb is already starting to flop over to the side. lol At least I can tell the two girls apart!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    In this pic you can plainly see my Lorelei's comb. She was a dear, sweet girl we just lost. Some keep a few single combed Wyandottes to insure fertility, I understand, because of fertility issues associated with the rose combed breeds.
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