black star pullet with black tips on her comb

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sneaton1, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. sneaton1

    sneaton1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i just got a black star pullet and it looks like it has black tips on its comb. is this normal,it doesnt look scabby. it seems just like pigment
     
  2. molly d

    molly d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but I think that's normal. My black sex link has black tips on her comb, too. They've been there since her comb started developing. I don't think it's anything to worry about.
     
  3. sneaton1

    sneaton1 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks molly, i have a sick chicken and im trying to rule things out. she has had them since i got her and they seem to be normal. i just wanted to weed out fowl pox as a cause
     
  4. molly d

    molly d Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Whitewater

    Whitewater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black sex link (17 weeks and a bit old) also has some black coloration on the tips of her comb. The first thing I thought of was frostbite but due to her age (and the weather we've been having) frostbite simply isn't possible. She's acting perfectly normal and is quite healthy (recently challenged the Top Pullet for Head of Pecking Order status!!) so she's not sick or anything else, not even remotely.

    I am 100% certain now that she's just a little different [​IMG]


    Whitewater
     
  6. sneaton1

    sneaton1 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the reply,its good to know its normal
     
  7. jim&julie

    jim&julie Out Of The Brooder

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    Black on the comb can be a sign of microplasma. znot usually a normal symptom.
     

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