I rescued a Cornish cross rooster yesterday and when I asked the previous owner about the black marks on his comb, she said it might have been from the other birds picking on him..he is 14 weeks old and HUGE! I've been so paranoid about keeping my flock disease free, I'm just wondering if what I am seeing might be fowl pox....and if it is, is he safe to cull and process for the freezer? I thought I had read somewhere that fowl pox is NOT zoonotic. Please pardon the bad pictures, I am at work and my daughter was taking the pictures. I'll post better ones when I get home tonight.