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Postby Marina » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:58 pm

I thought I start a thread about different comb types. I think that I've got a nice picture of a pea comb in a female but would be interested in what others think.

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Re: Combs

Postby buzzard » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:42 pm

bump,

good pic Marina, shows why it is often called a triple comb

must get some pics of combs up here from my chooks, and if anyone else has pics fire them through to photodropoff@poultrycentral.co.nz or use your individual photo sharing accounts
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Re: Combs

Postby sewren » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:15 pm

Speaking of combs, does anyone have/know of people who have Sicilian Buttercups in NZ...?

They're listed in the lifestyle block poultry book, but I've never seen them even mentioned anywhere, so I guess they must be pretty rare. They sure do have one crazy comb, though!

EDIT: I just had a quick Google and there was a few birds & eggs on trademe in 2010, but doesn't seem to be anything since....
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Re: Combs

Postby atikin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:23 pm

sewren wrote:Speaking of combs, does anyone have/know of people who have Sicilian Buttercups in NZ...?

They're listed in the lifestyle block poultry book, but I've never seen them even mentioned anywhere, so I guess they must be pretty rare. They sure do have one crazy comb, though!

EDIT: I just had a quick Google and there was a few birds & eggs on trademe in 2010, but doesn't seem to be anything since....


There are 3 people who breed them according to the rare breeds directory
http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/directorye.html#chooks

They do have very crazy combs but do have very cool looking colours!
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Re: Combs

Postby sewren » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:18 pm

atikin wrote:There are 3 people who breed them according to the rare breeds directory
http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/directorye.html#chooks

Ooh, didn't think of checking there - good call! And nice to see that there is 3 people keeping them going! Maybe I'll join in WHEN I get that lifestyle block! :lol:
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Re: Combs

Postby buzzard » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:06 pm

here's the headgear of a sicillian buttercup cock bird, shown by Precious Poultry at last years Nationals:
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Rose comb:
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Peacomb:
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and from feathersite.com a walnut comb (this is when rose comb and pea comb as above are combined)
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Re: Combs

Postby buzzard » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:50 am

here's the difference between a smooth rosecomb above and one which isn't 'smooth'
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Re: Combs

Postby Marina » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

So should a rosecomb be smooth or not? Or is this breed dependent?
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Re: Combs

Postby buzzard » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:34 pm

the redcap is a good example of a rough rosecomb from feathersite:
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so it's breed dependent, and is sensitive to other comb modifiers - such as the 'fly away' comb which gives the rise to the leader in the above bird (and in rosecomb bantams) and in heel/finishing blade in single combed breeds such as the dutch bantam
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Walnut combs on Araucanas?

Postby finkies1 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:37 pm

this was very interesting reading for me, I have a black Araucana I was going to get "dealt" to due to his comb, but it may be a "walnut" comb afer reading this! It has fallen over a bit though,what colour are the lobes meant to be on a Black Araucana please?
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Re: Combs

Postby Marina » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:22 pm

Bright red lobes, combs and faces on all Araucana colours.
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Re: Combs

Postby RussellBenington » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:09 pm

talking about rosecombs...i have one birds that has a short point, and one with a long point (going away from the face of the bird) ill try get some pictures up, but what is more ideal..short or long (by short, im meaning just a tad bigger than the photo shown)
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