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The 9 types of comb recognized by the American Poultry Association

The sharp-eyed among you will note that the picture is eight types of comb. I had to look this up. The ninth is the silkie comb, not pictured because silkies have a head full of poofy feathers and you can’t actually see their combs.

I screwed up. This little daily useless-posting exercise was supposed to be a look back at 2017, but I guess I clicked the wrong link because this thing is from 2016. But, dammit, I did some research.

Also, 99.99% of chickens have the single comb, so really this is a picture of a normal chicken and seven legally recognized freaks.


Comment from Janna
Time: December 27, 2017, 10:24 pm

I like the walnut comb. Looks like me when the humidity is high!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 28, 2017, 1:03 am

Put me down as a ‘rose comb’ fan. Stylish but with understated elegance. Very chicken-deco for those who appreciate such things.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 28, 2017, 3:59 am

V comb.
Nothing like a,chicken that looks sorta like dead congress critter Jim Wright of Texas.

Comment from lizardbrain – now with extra class
Time: December 28, 2017, 12:10 pm

They look like fancy dinosaurs.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: December 28, 2017, 12:29 pm

Here’s a nice silkie http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Silkies/Cotton.JPEG

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: December 28, 2017, 12:30 pm

Or as some people call them, a “Guy Fieri” http://food.fnr.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/editorial/talent/guy-fieri/FN-TalentAvatar-Guy-Fieri-800×800.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.616.suffix/1457720995801.jpeg

I might have made that up.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 28, 2017, 2:12 pm

Whoever named those combs didn’t have much of an imagination. I think these would be much more entertaining:

Buttercup — Sea Anemone Comb
Cushion — Callus Comb
Rose — Bicycle Helmet Comb
Single — Punker Comb
Strawberry — Bad Toupee Comb
Pea — Very Bad Toupee Comb
V — Snail Eye-stalk Comb
Walnut — Fright Wig Comb

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 28, 2017, 6:54 pm

The strawberry comb is more like a raspberry comb – it has a really deep indentation in the middle. I can’t look at it without thinking about all the chickenshit that would get down in it and get infected.

Comment from Nina
Time: December 28, 2017, 7:51 pm

I just like chikkens, regardless of their comb type!

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