Silkie - Is this a normal comb or some kind of disease???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NOnuggets, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. NOnuggets

    NOnuggets Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter got a Silkie Roo for her birthday...and, well, is that thing on his beak a comb??? Is it normal - or some kind of DISEASE??? [​IMG]
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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    That is the comb.
     
  3. NOnuggets

    NOnuggets Out Of The Brooder

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    Whew! Thanks for the peace of mind [​IMG]
    He really is a doll...but, well...that will take some getting used to [​IMG]
    We've never had them - and never seen them. Quite a shock!
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I'm hoping mine is a pullet! The silkie roos have combs that freak me out ... [​IMG]
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Some of them can get fairly big. The one above is larger than called for in the standard, but he looks like a great pet! [​IMG]
     
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  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Oh c'mon... thats not a comb. THIS is a comb! (not one of my birds fortunately!)

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    And THIS is a comb (again.. not one of my birds fortunately)

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  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Wow, too bad the comb on that second one is so big, the color is amazing!
     
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  8. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wow, the first one actually LOOKS like a Walnut comb! It makes others' Silkies' combs look like slugs hanging off of their faces. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The first comb is actually pretty decent, except for the spikes at the top. I know some breeders prefer smaller combs, but that one is fine, and larger combs do seem to match with greater virility in the boys.

    The two combs in the later pics are way, Way, WAY too big (and large combs don't bother me--at least usually)

    The last comb is actually very nicely shaped and a wonderful colour, just TOO BIG.

    The middle comb is terrible!!! Give me a single comb ANY DAY rather than that.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Are those last two even able to see???
     

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