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Roosters comb turning purplish/blackish at the back/tips and also the purplish spots are all smooth/cold

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1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)

Barnevelder Rooster, 120 days old, and the rooster isn't light.

2) What is the behavior, exactly.

Whenever the rooster takes a drink, the rooster would shake his head (Possibly because of the water on his wattles.)
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

For about 3.5 hours.
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

I only have one rooster.
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

Nope.
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

Nothing that I can think of.
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.

The rooster has been eating plenty of crumbles chicken feed and drinking whenever he feels like it or when I bring him the water.

8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc

His poop is normal, but every 10 or so poops he will have his poops slightly runny..
9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

I gave him a bath to get rid of any parasites, not that he has any, because I checked him for some parasites with a flash light.
10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?

I think I'll just try to treat him by myself, but if it gets worse, I'll definitely see a vet.
11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

The picture makes it seem not as bad.


12) Describe the housing/bedding in use

For the past week, I've kept the rooster in my house, because of the cold weather and I've moved the rooster into a large box that I keep clean by changing the news papers.

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831813/roosters-comb-and-waddle-are-turning-black

That might be helpful, this one too-

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/202056/rooster-lethargic-and-comb-turning-black

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I've noticed something... I have been keeping the rooster under a blanket and his waddles/comb turns back to the normal color. What does this mean? It's not like my house is terribly cold and I keep the temperature around a solid 75 degrees.

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