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What's up with the comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ~SunSetsWest~, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

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    OK. I need all your thought Please!!
    I got this guy, a 5-6 month old splash rock, about 4 weeks ago. When I got him his comb was fine, stood straight up, all was grand. In the last week or so I have noticed a change, it is now a freaky comb, half on one side half on the other, it looks healthy, good color, feels firm and healthy and aside from some small nicks from the raspberry bushes it has no apparent truma. It's making me and the person I got him from crazy [​IMG]
    None of the other birds from these breedings have a problem.. So all comments are welcome, is it genetic or did he run into something and crash his brain [​IMG]

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  2. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

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    I dunno! wow that is kooky!
     
  3. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

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    YES! I know and I [​IMG]
     
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

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    I think its cool!
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Usually when a comb falls there is an underlying health condition.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I know I have several Barred Rock girls with floppy combs. Never had a rooster with one, though. He looks the picture of health, but that is quite the funky comb!
     
  7. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

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    pips&peeps :

    Usually when a comb falls there is an underlying health condition.

    This is what I am wondering about, he looks and acts normal, colors good, eating well, drinking fresh water, could it be a puberty thing?​
     
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I think that big fat blue orp roo of yours sat on his head.
     
  9. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

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    Quote:Cute! Did you put her up to it?? [​IMG]
     
  10. Our hen has the same thing, as well as a few of our other fowl, and two years later she's still around, and one of the healthiest birds we own. I think it makes her look cuter. [​IMG] Your guy should be fine...
     

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