Unusual comb coloration

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emiikinzy, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. emiikinzy

    emiikinzy New Egg

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    Hello,

    My 22 week old black cochin has an unusual discoloration on the beginning of her comb. It blends in with her beak, so I'm not sure if its normal or if I should be concerned. She is acting normal; hiding from the sun during the day, coming out at night to graze. Because it is so late at night I don't have any pictures at the moment - I could only find this image that looks like of similar to her coloration in the face, except maybe a tad darker at the beginning.

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    Thanks to anyone who can help!
     
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    A picture is necessary to really see whats going on. A example is: blackened comb= frostbite usually, scabs on comb = could be foul pox or agressive rooster. Black dots on comb= agressive rooster. Two tone combs can happen when the bird is maturing in between red and pink. Pale comb (after she had a red one) could be illness, respiratory, lack of oxygen. So you see many different things can happen with the comb. It would be impossible to "guess" whats happening without a photo. Sorry i couldnt be more help.
     
  3. emiikinzy

    emiikinzy New Egg

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    It's okay, it actually went away right after I posted this. It had been around for a day or two, it may have just been one of the older girls picking on here for all I know. She seems fine and was never lethargic. Thank you for your reply!
     

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