Ayam Cemani roosters with floppy combs

ANB131

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I have some Ayam Cemani roosters that I got from Dragonfly Farm in Hillsborough, NC that have floppy combs. I’m new to the breed and these are my only roosters, they are 6 months old. Is there any chance their combs will straighten as they get older? If not I’m planning to cull or rehome them if their combs are not going to improve.
 

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ANB131

Songster
Jan 1, 2020
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Eastern North Carolina
I have seen this very common in hens, such as Leghorns. I'm not sure about roosters, though. It may be a sign of health issues.
Are they eating, drinking, and moving around well?
They are perfectly healthy otherwise. I did some more research and asked around, it seems this is an undesired genetic trait for this breed. Their combs should stand straight up, most breeders try to breed this trait out.
 

Overo Mare

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They are perfectly healthy otherwise. I did some more research and asked around, it seems this is an undesired genetic trait for this breed. Their combs should stand straight up, most breeders try to breed this trait out.
I believe you're correct - just an undesired genetic trait. Nothing wrong with him.
 

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Should be fine. However, he is a undesirable Ayam Cemani. Has a lot of red leakage on his face. Ayam Cemani should have all black, no red at all.
Exactly! With the floppy combs and non-black parts, I would get new breeding roosters.
 

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