Triple comb rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jakenhoss, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Jakenhoss

    Jakenhoss Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have a roo from my roo buff orpington and white Cochin. my qustion is; why would he have a tripple comb at the back of the comb? It starts off single, then begins the triple comb. I have never seen or heard of this. any ideas?
     
  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Have any pics???
     
  3. Jakenhoss

    Jakenhoss Chillin' With My Peeps


    I will go take some this morning and post them.
     
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  5. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my roosters has 3 points at the back of his comb. I just figured there are many variations for genetics.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Without pictures, it sounds like a flaw called side sprigs.
    They occur in some breeds like Marans.
    There are also 2 breeds where that isn't a flaw but actually correct. Penedesencas and Empordanesas have what is called a Carnation or King's comb. It starts as a single large comb with 5 or 6 points and then opens up in the back with what appears to be a flower from behind.
     
  7. Jakenhoss

    Jakenhoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't get a good pic of Roo Roo, but I will try again.
     

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