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Possible comb injury

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Hey guys, I have a 3 week old barred rock that I think may have a comb injury. I have never owned or raised a barred rock before, so I do not know if this is common to the breed or maybe my baby got burnt. His/her comb is nonexistent except for a single nub at the end (the end farthest from his/her beak) and is red except for the nub. I thought that maybe he/she flew up and burnt it's comb on the heating light? ( even though it has the crisscrossed wire over it, it still could have happened) or is this common for the breed meaning that I have a rooster from the redness of it? It does not seem to bother him/her when I touch it either.
post #2 of 8

maybe post a pic?

post #3 of 8
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Here is a picture of it.
post #4 of 8

No clue what's up with that! If it was an injury it happened a long time ago, as the comb does not seem to have any injury, nor does it look like there is obviously scar tissue..

post #5 of 8

Can you post a photo of the whole chick in profile as well?

 

Looks like a rose comb to me.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109072/chicken-comb-contest-2016-rose

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Here ya go! jumpy.gif
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Originally Posted by morgannn View Post



Here ya go! jumpy.gif

Such a cutie!

Looks like normal "pinking" of the comb.

 

It look like s/he has a rose comb which will eventually have what I call a "horn" at the top, that is the little "nub" you are seeing. It will take time to develop.

 

Now, that said, I am by no means an expert so you may want to post in the "what is my breed" section, but Barred Rocks generally do not have rose combs, I'm thinking your chick is a Dominique.


Edited by Wyorp Rock - 6/3/16 at 5:32pm
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Originally Posted by Wyorp Rock View Post

Such a cutie!
Looks like normal "pinking" of the comb.

It look like s/he has a rose comb which will eventually have what I call a "horn" at the top, that is the little "nub" you are seeing. It will take time to develop.

Now, that said, I am by no means an expert so you may want to post in the "what is my breed" section, but Barred Rocks generally do not have rose combs, I'm thinking your chick is a Dominique.
Thank you so much! I'm glad that s/he isn't burnt! big_smile.png
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