Is it true about a hen's comb

M@M@2four

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Not necessarily....I have hens with combs that fold over(just my leghorns) and ones that are erect...but they usually aren't as large or high.
 

The Chicken Lady

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Quote:That is correct.

In certain breeds, like Leghorns and White-Faced Black Spanish, the hen's comb is more likely than the roosters to "flop." I personally think it looks cool, but I like chicken combs.
 

Ugly Cowboy

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Quote:That is correct.

In certain breeds, like Leghorns and White-Faced Black Spanish, the hen's comb is more likely than the roosters to "flop." I personally think it looks cool, but I like chicken combs.

LOL Chickens with floppy combs crack me up! There just funny to look at, ya know?
 

77horses

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Quote:We have two BO hens, and their combs have not folded over. I don't think they do, no. Ours are 4 months old. Their combs/wattles stay pretty small usually.
 

The Chicken Lady

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Quote:That is correct.

In certain breeds, like Leghorns and White-Faced Black Spanish, the hen's comb is more likely than the roosters to "flop." I personally think it looks cool, but I like chicken combs.

LOL Chickens with floppy combs crack me up! There just funny to look at, ya know?

Totally! I love it when a chicken moves its head quickly and its comb and wattles keep swinging from side to side even after the head has stopped moving.
I crack up every time!
 

hinkjc

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Orpington combs should always be erect.

Jody
 

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