Comb-headed Barred Rock Hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenberry, May 10, 2011.

  1. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you seen anything like this? This hen almost looks like she has a swimmers cap on. Her comb covers her head.

    *Pictures in next post*
     
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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Is someone picking her feathers out?
    Also shes not a Barred Rock. Might be a Barred Rock cross.

    Chris
     
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  3. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ooops... trying again... [​IMG]

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  4. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Chris,

    I was calling her a Dominique... but someone else said she was a Barred Rock?? Hmmm.... Now I'm unsure!

    No, absolutely no feather plucking. This is how she's always looked.
     
  5. This is a medical condition known as "funky chicken" syndrom.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    How long have you had her? Could be going into a molt.

    I am saying that she isn't a Barred Rock do to the White beak and legs ( not a American Dominique either). I would say she is a cross.

    Chris
     
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  7. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Rooster damage.

    Bought five from a woman. Three pullets and two hens. Could not see/did not notice....go figure. Anyway, I worried over it, posted it and guess what.....the feathers grew back.

    I named her Lucy because she was 'red headed'....the other hen was Ethel.
     
  8. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's been this way 9 months (since I got her). No rooster to damage her! No feathers falling out... no plucking... It's so strange!
     
  9. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I guess it could be a mutation?
     
  10. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kind of looks like ringworm, but i don't know if chickens get it?? but if it's been the same and not getting worse for several months it wouldnt be that. don't know
     

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