Color of a Roo's comb indicate anything in regards to dominance?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by trinityfly, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. trinityfly

    trinityfly In the Brooder

    We have 3 Bantam roosters that are 6 months old. "Dusty" is a black bantam with a dark comb, Fancy is a partridge bantam and is the largest bird with a dark comb as well, but Roy who has a red comb is the smallest and seems to be the dominant rooster. Roy acted like a rooster from the age of 3 days old and is quite a character. Do any of you have opinions on comb color and dominance? [​IMG]

  2. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    I dont think so. Ive got a couple bright reds and some darker reds and it doesnt seem to mean anything, at least not in my flock.
  3. rockmaster

    rockmaster In the Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    The color has no relevance . However the shape and size does. Height wise, this rooster will be the dominant one. Rockmaster
  4. remuda1

    remuda1 Songster

    Jun 12, 2011
    Granbury, Texas
    Quote:I agree that the size and shape of the comb plays a large part in dominance. Not so sure about height (if you're talking about the rooster's height rather than the comb height). My Black Copper Marans roo has a big bright red comb, the much larger Golden Laced Wyandotte of course, has a smaller comb. The BCM roo is dominant even though the GLW towers over him. I just watched him school the GLW roo this morning for trying to disturb a hen on a nest. This is just my experience with my birds [​IMG]

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