My Penedesenca cockerel had been pestering one of my turkey hens, chasing her around and trying to get her to fight. Well, she finally had enough of it, I guess, and she injured him badly enough to kill him. This morning the back of his head was somewhat bloodied and his comb was, too. The comb did not appear to be pecked and was not torn but appeared to have all the skin missing! He was feeling poorly enough to let me pick him up and examine him and I could not figure out for the life of me what had happened to him. He had no visible injuries to his body. I had to run an errand and I had planned to coat it with neosporin when I returned, but when I got back it was too late. As I approached him he writhed a bit, squawked and breathed his last breath. I looked him over again but could see no other injuries. When I told my hubby about it, he responded with something like, "Yeah, I saw her making some funny motion and when I looked, she was standing on top of him. Her funny movement was because she was STANDING ON HIS NECK and couldn't keep her balance." WHAT??? Thanks for helping him/telling me/doing something, anything! I am thinking he must have had internal injuries from her being on top of him but I cannot fathom his comb being skinned without any peck marks. Have any of you seen anything like this?