Bald Stripe Straight Down Hen’s Head - Mohawk

KPChickens

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One of our Wyandotte’s was found this morning with a Mohawk shaped bald spot down the line of her head. It looks oddly clean. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Tinman0ut

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Looks like overbreeding by your rooster… my 1 Blue-Laced Wyandotte is both my boy’s favorites and had that happen to her… she now has a helmet 🪖 to protect her.
 

cmom

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My first thought would be from mating too. Males usually grab the neck feathers or comb. It looks like a grab point on the back of the comb in your picture. Good luck...
 

cmom

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She may be molting too so when the male grabs onto the feathers, they are coming out. Some of my birds are starting their molts.
 

Wyorp Rock

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We do have one rooster... isn’t the pattern unusual though? Or is that not the case?
Not that unusual. He ran out of feathers and is using the comb.
She'll likely feather back in when she molts unless those get plucked during mating.
Skin is smooth, not damaged or torn - looks ok. It may not to you but I think she's fine.
 

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