Combs and Wattles Anyone?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sheilawagner, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

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    I haven't seen a thread dedicated to the odd combs and wattles of our peeps, so I decided to start one to show off the combs and wattles of my boys. How about sharing yours too?

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    The V Comb on a Polish cockerel, Mr Sore Throat. (3 months old)

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    Single comb on a Cochin bantam cockerel, Smokey. (3 months old)

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    Another view of Smokey's luscious red comb and wattle.

    Sheila
     

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    Bird

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    Blu!
     
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    Red

    OOPS!!! maybe this one should have gone under the 'stink eye' thread!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    I'll have to look to see if I have any too...But I love the bright orange color of Smokey's eyes, sheilawagner! [​IMG]
     
  5. BirdNut

    BirdNut Crowing

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    This is Opal, my White Plymouth Rock hen. She has always had significantly larger wattles and a larger comb than her sister from even when they were little chicks.

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  6. She is sooooo pretttyyyyy!!!!!!!! I love the look in her eye.
     
  7. BirdNut

    BirdNut Crowing

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    Thanks! She always has to pose for the camera. [​IMG]
     
  8. Here is my favorite one, he is an EE X hatchling from some eggs a friend gave to me.
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    And here is our biggest cockerel's comb, he is freezer filler or neighbors real soon.
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  9. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    This is my roo, Jasper. His comb is HUGE! Its almost 3 inches tall. His wattles are HUGE, too!

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    He looks a lot like Bird!
     
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  10. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

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    wow Chicklover 98, you're right, his comb and wattles are HUGE. WoW. But he sure is handsome. What breed is Jasper?

    Does anyone know if the comb and wattles have any correlation to testosterone levels? I guess with age, the combs and wattles get more pronounced, and some hens also have bigger combs and wattles than their sisters too. Maybe it has something to do with hormones. Just guessing.
     
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