Roo with shriveled comb, should I worry?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blackfootfarm, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. blackfootfarm

    blackfootfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a roo that was given to me a couple of months ago. The guy told me that he was fairly young and that his comb would pop out eventually. Well its been 2 months and its still the same. I don't know if I should worry or if this is pretty common. What do you all think?? here is a pic of him:

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    He looks fine to me. The comb will depend on what breed he is, or what breeds he is a mix of, and I don't have the knowledge to help with this.
     
  3. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I would not be too worried about it. He looks to be some sort of black australorp mix. If so, they have smaller cones.
     
  4. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well hes a great lookin roo
     
  5. Good lookin' boy.

    Do not worry about the comb. Really it is better for the winter month anyhow.
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    His comb isn't shriveled - that's just the type of comb that type of rooster is supposed to have. You're probably expecting a large straight comb (like foghorn leghorn), but some breeds have rose combs, pea combs, etc (which can look quite different than what you were expecting).
     
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  8. blackfootfarm

    blackfootfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ohh good I was worried he is a barnvelver-ameracuana mix, is what I was told. He seems very healthy in every other way, and I wanted chicks out of him and my ameracuana hens. Thanks for the compliments, I will pass them on![​IMG][​IMG] I was really expecting his comb to be larger than it is, it just looks squashed to me!
     
  9. blackfootfarm

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    rimshoes, thanks for the sites they did help quite a bit! very informative.
    I don't feel so worried now, because I was thinking, what if this is a bad trait and it is passed on to the chicks......but now I know he fits his name : Hansome
     

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