wattles

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickhappy, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. chickhappy

    chickhappy Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got one rooster whose wattle stands straight up,and another rooster whose wattle always hangs down and is in his eyes. Does this mean anything? Is one normal and not the other??

    Thanks
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
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    Mine only stand up with ALOT of hairspray [​IMG]
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their comb is totally dependent on what kind of music they listen to.
     
  5. chickhappy

    chickhappy Out Of The Brooder

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    My bad, I stand corrected - their COMB! Minus the hairspray, why would one stick straight up, and the other flop down over his eyes??
     
  6. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    depending on genetics, some breeds, Leghorns pop to mind, but could be wrong, the comb does lie down on the hens I think.

    Nothing to worry about unless the comb turns pale or black (or a color than it normally is).
     
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
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    My Henry's flops over, do you mean kinda like this:
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    Instead of this:
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  8. chickhappy

    chickhappy Out Of The Brooder

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    hahahah, that is EXACTLY what I mean!! What's up with that?? And I know genetics was mentioned but these are father and son....anyway, just curious why that was. Your pictures are beautiful!!!!!!!
     
  9. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get defects on any bird. Stuff like this is genetic, and won't affect your bird, unless you want to show them. Some birds come with various combs, so you can get a pea style comb from a predominately straight combed rooster, or vice versa. These are just genetic through backs. If it really bothers you, dub him. Good luck.
     

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