will I have a crest?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by popcornpuppy, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    Holland, Massachusetts
    Mom is a standard white crested black polish.
    Dad was a standard rhode island red.
    Baby is 2 weeks old with the start of a mohawk.
    Will baby grow a crest, or keep the mohawk?
    (Don't care if baby is roo or hen, I just want to know if baby will have a crest like mom).
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  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    The crest gene is incompletely dominant with variable expression. A cross between a crested & non crested breed usually gives a smaller intermediate sized crest.
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Here is one of my mixed crested. Some will have smaller, some will have larger. I'd say from the looks of yours, it will have a smaller crest.

    another with smaller crest.
  4. There will be some small crest feathering but it won't be as big as Mom's. [​IMG]
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    yep, there will be a small crest, but not a full crest.

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