Comb?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Herweyer 5, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does the size of the comb have anything to do with how high the chicken is in the peaking line or is it just different breeds of chickens have bigger combs?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    A larger comb does usually mean a bird is dominant and high in the pecking order. It is also a sign of good health and egg production.

    Comb size varies with each breed, so there are exceptions to the larger comb=higher rank rule. For example, Wyandottes have rose combs, which will never be as large as a single comb. Despite that, I have several Wyandottes that clearly rank above larger single-combed birds.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    BantamLover X2 Combs do vary quite a bit from breed to breed. But many times within a particular breed, the larger combed birds can be the flock leaders. Not always, but more commonly than not.

    Good luck and enjoy your flock!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, again! I just greeted you on another New Member Introduction thread. :eek:) BantamLover21 answered your question very nicely so I'll just say, good luck with your flock.
     
  5. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much it was very helpful[​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Generally the ones with the biggest combs are roosters so they tend to rule the roost.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Good question, thank you for asking. I wanted the answer also. My best layers also have larger combs and wattles than the 2 frequently broody ones and figured it was just better hormones. And the top girl has the largest of all. But didn't see this difference until they were approaching a year old.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC again! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your flock!
     

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