Why dub and/or crop a bird, doesn't it hurt it?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cat1994, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Why do some people dub (trim the comb) their chicken’s combs? Also why do some people crop (trim a bird's wattles) their chicken’s wattles? Doesn’t it hurt the birds and bleed a lot? Thanks
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    yes I would imagine it bleeds and hurts a lot. people do it when they fight birds, mostly game cocks. the owners don't want those fleshy pieces on the face because it allows other rooster something to bite onto and tear when they are fighting. some people may do it for aesthetics but I think most people who do it are fighting their birds.
     
  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Oh ok wow I see now that does seem very mean
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Yes AND... To show a Old English Game Bird (LF or Bantam) you have to have them dubbed or they are DQ'ed.
    I think the same goes for Modern Games but can't really remember..
    They also don't dub females.
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my birds got her comb torn so I had to cut it off her comb bled big time. She's fine now I named her combless.
     
  6. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They cut them off to show games. That and they do it to fighting roosters so the other bird can't grab it.
     
  7. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As an above poster said, it's also a requirement for showing several game breeds of birds.
     
  8. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Oh ok so it is for showing some game breeds also
    Thanks
     

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