Is it true about a hen's comb

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  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it true that a hen's comb is generally folded over to one side, whereas a rooster's comb is more erect?
     
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it depends on the breed.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  4. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  5. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know about Buff Orpington hens? Do their combs fold over?
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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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. [​IMG]
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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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. [​IMG] [​IMG] I crack up every time!
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Orpington combs should always be erect.

    Jody
     
  9. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I have mutant BO's... Theirs are not entirely erect! [​IMG]

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