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New Dominique Rooster Strange Spots on Comb & Wattle

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Hi everyone.  I am wondering if by my picture here you could assist me in figuring out what this is on our new Dominique Rooster.

 

We've had him for 1 week and he's still being quarantined so it's not from fighting.  I've read up on fowl pox and it doesn't look like the pictures to me.  

 

When we got him from his last owner she told us she believed he had some frostbit on his wattle (at the bottom right).  That's fine.  It's cold here, but we both didn't think it was cold enough for frostbite.  We're in the mountains of NC.  It can get below zero but doesn't stay too long.  Average temps are about 20-30 degrees maybe.  I didn't notice it on the left before but it looks like a little there too now.  He is housed in our barn so he is protected from drafts & such.

 

The bigger issue I noticed today was black spots on his comb.  Hopefully the photo helps.  We have 3 hens sex links & leghorn and they don't appear to have any frostbite or any spots on them.  We will be introducing them soon so I need to make sure he's not sick.

 

Thanks for any assistance!  

 

 

post #2 of 4

It seems like scabs or healing/healed injuries and frostbite, He's a really pretty boy and seems perfectly tame too! :3

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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You think?  I guess maybe.  Perhaps he had frostbite on his comb too and it's healing.  Thank you for responding.  He really is a great boy!!!  Even the last owner didn't want to give him up b/c he's the best rooster she ever had (she was going w/ another breed).  He's respectful and let's us handle him no problem.  So far a joy.  Our first rooster!!!!  :celebrate

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Good luck with him, he's gonna make some gorgeous babies if you let him! :D 

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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