Yeah, I know. There have been at least one of these kinds of posts every day. It's been a cruel winter, and our feathered friends are in danger of suffering real damage from the intense cold. You're worried. I'm worried. I've been noticing my SLW roo Stan has black spots on his comb. He's about seven months old, and is pretty pampered. It's been cold, and I was beginning to fear it could, indeed be frost bite in spite of all the precautions I've been taking. I had been assuming that the hens might be giving him an occasional peck, and I was just seeing scabs, but this morning my paranoia overcame me. I needed to confirm, for my own peace of mind, what those black spots actually were. So I hauled that scamp into the kitchen, ran some warm water, and scrubbed his little noggin with a tooth brush and some baby shampoo. When I rinsed off his comb, it was a pristine red - flawless except for one spot that was an obvious peck scab. So, my recommendation to anyone who has a roo, or hen, with black spots that are beginning to be of concern, try gently washing the comb in warm sudsy water before you panic, chasing after a diagnosis of frost bite, pox or whatever.