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the red "crown"on the top of my plymouth rocks head is called a what??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by peatydink, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. peatydink

    peatydink New Egg

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    I am new to owning chickens. I have two girls. A buff cochin named Nugget and a Plymouth Rock named Patti. They are great fun. They live in a big chicken condo that we built in the back yard with plenty of room. The red "crown" on the top of the Plymouth Rock does not stand straight up-it is much larger than the "crown"on the cochin--
    should I worry about the fact that this is falling over-it is a problem??
    thank you
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Not a problem at all. The comb on some breeds is larger than on others and doesn't always stand straight up. My Plymouth Rock's is a little rakish too.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are you sure she's a hen? Leghorn hens often have combs that big, but I've not heard of Rock's having such. Maybe post a pic?

    But it's not really a problem.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A plymouth rock should have a small single comb. Larger in the rooster than the hen.

    Here's an illustration of the common types of combs:

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  5. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...how old is she?
     
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I looked through my pics of my BR and since that is not what I was trying to photograph, its not the greatest angle, but in this photo you can see that her comb is flopping over a little at the top. Is your like this?
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  7. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries -- she is great looking!
     
  8. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    My BR hen's comb is even larger and floppier - and she lays lots of beautiful eggs! [​IMG]
     
  9. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good looking hen!
     
  10. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Mean Marge. She has a really large comb for a hen and lays some really nice eggs. Some just have a large comb. My other barred rocks have smaller combs.
     

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