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 Post subject: Re: Combs on Wyandottes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:21 am 
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Chicken07 wrote:
Interesting. I'm not talking about just culling straight combs though. I'm talking about testing mating the individual birds.


A good point Cathy. Just giving all your straights to Daza isnt going to help remove it from your flock. You have to test mate to be 100% sure.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:23 am 
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rwood wrote:
A good point Cathy. Just giving all your straights to Daza isnt going to help remove it from your flock. You have to test mate to be 100% sure.


Sadly I think Cathy is onto me. But I still would love to help you out. :bolt:

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 Post subject: Re: Combs on Wyandottes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:46 pm 
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Christian,
breeding rosecomb out isn't difficult as it is dominant. You just cull all the rosecombs and breed only with single combs. It's culling the recessive single comb that is difficult because you can't see it.

Chicken07,
technically you are right if you do that test mating and get a good number of chickens and no single combs. But don't forget, small numbers make it difficult to be sure, you need large nos., to put some rigour in the stats. See Blackleghorn's comment.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:52 pm 
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hi Tigger,

i was being sarcastic :biggrin:

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 Post subject: Re: Combs on Wyandottes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:55 pm 
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Micki,
that quote you attributed to me back on p. 4 wasn't me. Don't know who you got it from.

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 Post subject: Re: Combs on Wyandottes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:25 pm 
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hi Tigger,

i was being sarcastic :biggrin:

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christian


Oh really :nail:

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 Post subject: Re: Combs on Wyandottes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:38 pm 
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I notice in this thread a certain well known line of Silver Laced Wyandotte has been mentioned. It is an excellent line of birds that is reputed to produce the odd henny feather males from time to time.
If anyone gets one please don't cull it, just contact me.
David


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