Diffrent types of chicken combs??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenwoods, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

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    Whats the deal with the odd chicken combs,I just got a brahma rooster and his comb is like a shrivled bag,not a regual pointy comb like most of my chickens..Is it in the birds breed,or is it a defect?

    Also, in feb.my buddy picked me up a turkey(supposebly)it looks like a wyndotte,but he is 5 1/2 months or so and he/she is one of my smallest birds.Making me thing it is not a turkey....It was supposed to me a male,but ive seen my roo mate it.(hope its a female,for my roo's sake) It has a bag like comb also. It talks like a chicken too. Is it a chicken or a turkey?????????????????
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Maybe some pictures will help. As for chicken vs turkey. Turkey guys should gobble.
     
  3. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Songster

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    Brahma's have wierd combs have a dark one and it's it like you said a shriveled bag.
     
  4. My silver spangled Hamburg has a weird comb also,not sure what it is called,but I have heard of "walnut combs".... it is flat and bumpy...............maybe someone can help you out with a site to check out.............I do think it is normal though.different breeds and all.............got pics?
     
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  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
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  6. Thank you PoisonIvy..........can you tell me why some call some combs "walnut" ? is that the same as the rose on this site..............
     
  7. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Quote:Is a pea Comb


    Quote:Is a Rose comb.

    You can look up the comb type of your chicken on Hendersons chart
     
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