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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snowflake, Sep 16, 2010.
If chickens go after red naturally WHY red combs?
Sex. Oh, and yeah... can help them cool off.
But there are varieties with black combs and black wattles...
Another thing to add to my list of questions when I meet Him!
Quote:And GOD will answer, Because!
Because otherwise you couldn't find white chickens in the snow?
god or whatever aside, i think it has to do with temperature regulation (chickens don't sweat) and attracting of the opposite sex.
chickens combs and waddles are red or purple because of the blood that is flowing to/through them. blood flows through these areas, cools, and then circulates back to the interior parts of the body.
chickens' favorite color is red so it's also a good way to attract that special rooster or hen.
i would assume that chicken breeds with big combs and waddles come from areas of the world that are particularly warm. they evolved these larger combs to allow more surface area for the blood to cool. i don't know this, but i'm using logic here.
chickens are so neat!
Reminds me of a cartoon I once saw. A guy with long hair and a beard wearing a robe is coming down from a mountain. He meets a young boy and says, "I've spent the last 20 years on that mountain meditating and now have all knowledge!" So the kid asks, "Why are dog's lips black?" The next panel shows the old guru turned around and walking back up the mountain.