My roo has some blue on his comb

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frizzle13, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Songster

    Sep 16, 2012
    My roo has some blue on his comb,:/Does this matter will he be fine to breed from
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

  2. bunnibird55

    bunnibird55 Songster

    Oct 13, 2009
    NW Ohio
    When one of my roos have blue on their comb, at the back part, it usually means they are excited/and/or mad. My one favorite roo died last winter of a suspected heart attack when he was mad and beating up another smaller roo. Junior had a lot of problem with getting the back of his comb a real dark blue. Now his son, Junior Junior (I know not very imaginative but it keeps that line straight!) has started getting a bit of blue on the back of his comb when he is after a hen or beating up on my Kahki Campbell drake, Dude Duck. The rest of the time his comb is a beautiful bright red! Hope to see other responses too! I know when my tom turkey, Big Ben, gets blue on his face he is either chasing one of his women, or trying to beat up someone!
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Songster

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    What breed is your roo? Can you post pics of the comb/face?
  4. I have never heard of this. Do you have any pics, either of you?
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Blue coloring to the comb usually indicates lack of proper oxygenation. Your rooster may be sick.
  6. Texasmja

    Texasmja Songster

    Oct 17, 2011
    I agree.
  7. arcy liger

    arcy liger Chirping

    Jul 6, 2012
    my all roosters had it . this is because of cold in winters or rainy season.not to wory about .if you touch it it will be cold from the red comb.

  8. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

    Mar 31, 2012
    London, UK
    My Coop
    actually it is something to worry about its frostbite

    and the comb can fall off

    treat it daily with vasaline to prevent further frostbite
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012
  9. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    I have many roosters and their combs will change colour gradually depending on the situation.

    Sometimes they are bright cherry red, other times darker red, and sometimes have parts on the tips and back going blue or purple colour.

    I live in a sub tropical climate, so its not due to frost or low temperatures.

    I find its due to the hormones of the rooster, how angry or excited they are. The more relaxed they are the more red the comb. All my rooster are very healthy and I do not worry if their combs have some blue on them. It only lasts a short time. I believe its similar to how turkeys faces and wattles change colour depending on mood.

    If you have very cold weather, or the rooster seem sick, then it may be a sign of disease or frostbite.
  10. No me and frizzle13 dont have cold weather currently but he keeps his chickens in a different place to where he lives but as far as i know the weather hasn't been bad. ive heard it can be due to hormones and how fertile they are.(im just repeating what ive heard) hope he gets better soon. [​IMG]

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