Black dots on roosters comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amber.chickens, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. amber.chickens

    amber.chickens Hatching

    Sep 14, 2017
    please let me know what these are,

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  2. Hello! :) Welcome to BYC! :frow

    I am not an expert... and I am sorry that I cannot help more...

    It doesn't look quite like Fowl pox... But again, others would know more than I... Are there many biting insects around and how cold is it where you live?
  3. amber.chickens

    amber.chickens Hatching

    Sep 14, 2017
    hello, I do have mosquitos and its fairly warm here still. its not a build up or blister, its the comb skin (where it looks like little balls) that are black
  4. That definitely doesn't sound like fowl pox (to me), especially if your rooster is acting normally otherwise... I personally would guess it would be mosquitos (or other insect) bites.
    My rooster gets very similar dots on his comb shortly before our creek dries up (i.e when the mosquitos are most prevalent). I would keep an eye on it but not be super worried or anything... However, as I said, I am not an expert... that is just my opinion. :)
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  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi @amber.chickens :frow Welcome To BYC

    I agree with @Little Chicken Girl it doesn't look like Fowl Pox. Could be fly spots, dirt or possibly a little bit of pecking.

    Just keep a watch on it - if you see scabs or blisters, then take note.

    He's is a beautiful color - I hope all goes well for you.
  6. luvmigirls

    luvmigirls Songster

    Jan 23, 2015
    I agree, could be insects, mosquitos, ticks, mites, etc.. could be from rubbing his head against the wire or wood, could be pecking from another rooster/hen. frostbite will turn the most distal portion of the comb black, this I don't suspect.
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