Dubbing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Zahboo, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I have an OEGB Silver Duckwing and was told I need to dub the comb when it comes in. It is only 3 weeks old. What is dubbing and why do it?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Dubbing is cutting off the comb. If you are going to show it needs to be done by the time the cockerel becomes a cock at 1 year old. I don't believe it is common to dub baby chicks--at least not by the gamebird breeders exhibitors I know. I'm not sure of the exact age, but I'm pretty sure they usually wait until the bird is much closer to a year old than to chick-hood.

    If you aren't going to show there is likely no reason to dub.
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Dubbing is removing the comb, wattles, and ear lobes. I usually wait untill they are grown, before I dub. If showing, you are susposed to dub them by the time they are 1 year old, and before November 1st of the year they are hatched. I dub all of mine regardless of wether I show them or not. I personally think they look better dubbed. But if you arent going to show, then it is really up to you. [​IMG]
    Here is a pic of my Blue Red OEGB that has been dubbed.
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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I believe that the way the comb is dubbed differs between breeds. We had a demonstration at a poultry club meeting and saw two different types of comb dubbings. I forgot about the wattles and lobes.
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:You may be right. Only dubbing I have any clue about is on game birds. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They were different breeds of gamebirds--but I don't recall which ones.
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Hmmmm, ok then Ill rephrase that, OEGBs and American Game Birds, is all I know anything about. [​IMG] If you think of it let me know. Now you have me wondering. [​IMG]
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Modern Games are dubbed much closer than Old English.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    One of the breeds was dubbed so that the comb looked similar to junglefowl--a smooth ridge; the other was dubbed pretty flat to the head.
     
  10. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    I was wondering why sometimes there is a regrowth of tissue on some and others are very smooth? I had a old guy (who I adore) do one of my roosters. It was very interesting, to say the least. I will have my own to do soon. He did a great job.
     
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