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WHY did God give them Red wattles and combs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snowflake, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] If chickens go after red naturally WHY red combs? [​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Sex. Oh, and yeah... can help them cool off.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    But there are varieties with black combs and black wattles...
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Another thing to add to my list of questions when I meet Him!
     
  5. colada584

    colada584 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And GOD will answer, Because! [​IMG]
     
  7. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because otherwise you couldn't find white chickens in the snow? [​IMG]
     
  8. midd2005

    midd2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol
     
  10. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
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