Why is his comb turning black?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedReiner, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its not been cold, no frostbite. thought it was dirty but its not washing off. Nice cockerel with a nice straight 5 point comb...and its turning black. he is otherwise healthy cept for a hurt leg ...the big rooster whacked him now he is lame. so what would make a comb turn black?

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It just looks like he has dark skin, what is commonly referred to as gypsy face.
     
  3. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    It just looks like he has dark skin, what is commonly referred to as gypsy face.

    so probably not any fungus or disease? whew! will he get knocked for it if I show him?​
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It could fade as he matures, I would wait and see what he looks like in a couple months.
     
  5. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Orpington girls looked like that as a pullet. As she got older, it turned nice & red.
     

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