1. Kim Austin

    Kim Austin Out Of The Brooder

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    My roosters comb and wattlers are turning black, what does that mean?
     
  2. Celizwalsh

    Celizwalsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first thing that comes to mind is frostbite but pictures would be helpful.
     
  3. Kim Austin

    Kim Austin Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Kim Austin

    Kim Austin Out Of The Brooder

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    this is what my roosters comb looks like[​IMG]
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    From the picture in the dark it is hard to see, but are you talking about the overall color or dark patches on the comb? Favus a fungus can cause white or gray patches on combs wattles and ear lobes. I'm not sure if that is what you are talking about, but miconazole cream will treat favus. If the combs and wattles are turning black all over, that can be a sign of heart or breathing problems. Here is a thread with pictures of favus: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...wattles-overtaken-by-white-growth-please-help
     

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