Rooster comb color

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alicat4244, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Alicat4244

    Alicat4244 Songster

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    Hi all this is my first rooster Stanley ...he is somewhere around 6 months ?? Lately I've noticed the back of his comb darkening .. kinda purplish . Is this normal?? I tried getting a good pic but it doesn't show up as good as if you see him in person. 20170926_104857.jpg 20170926_104846.jpg
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    In his case I think that it is a factor of increasing testosterone levels. He appears to be in excellent condition. Extreme darkness in an entire comb can be an indicator of circulatory or respiratory problems.
     
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  3. Alicat4244

    Alicat4244 Songster

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    Thanks sourland.... he does seem fine otherwise and it does seem to come and go . We really just started noticing in the last week so that would make sense.
     
  4. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    He is a handsome rooster! As far as I know he is perfectly fine. You don't want him having too dark of purple like @sourland had said before. Also... He may be frisky. When they get a bit... You know, hipper with the hens... They get a purple comb.

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  5. Alicat4244

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    Gotcha yes he's definitely been friskier lately . He is the youngest out of all of them and my oldest hens haven't let him "dominate " them yet. I guess they caused him to have " blue comb " lol:lau
     
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  6. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    Ha ha!! :lau
    That's probably the reason then! ;)
     
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