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Which type of comb does your bird have?
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Note :- Combs come in many shapes - and not everyone agrees how many shapes exist or what their shape is called. 

Single - The most common - this comb is a moderately thin, fleshy formation of smooth surface texture, firmly attached from the beak along the top of the skull with a strong base. The top portion shows five or six rather deep serrations or distinct points, the middle points being higher than the anterior or posterior, forming a semi-oval when viewed from the side. The comb is always erect and much larger and thicker in males than in females.

   

Buttercup - This comb consists of a single leader from base of beak to a cup-shaped crown set firmly on the centre of the skull and completely surmounted by a circle of regular points.  The cavity within the circle of points should be deep, the texture of the comb should be fine. Also referred to as a cup comb.

Cup - A comb resembling a tea cup, with the edges spiked. Also called a Buttercup comb

Pea - The pea comb is a medium length, low comb, the top of which is marked with three low lengthwise ridges, the centre one is slightly higher than the outer ones. The outer ones are either undulated or marked with small rounded serrations. This style comb has many variations that are still referred to as pea comb.

Raspberry - A comb resembling a raspberry cut through its axis (lenghtwise) and covered with small protuberances.

Rose - A broad comb, nearly flat on top, covered with regular points and finished with a spike or leader. It varies in length, width and carriage according to breed.

Strawberry - A low comb that is set well forward. The shape and surface resemble the outer part of half a strawberry, with the large end nearest the beak of the bird.

Triple - This comb is medium sized and fleshy. The main characteristics are the three ridges of bumpy projections that round down the length of the comb like ridges. Usually found in Oriental breeds of fowl, like the Asil and the Shamo.

V-Shaped - This comb is defined by the two horn like sections that are joined at their base as in e.g. Houdans, Polish, Sultans.

Walnut - A comb that resembles one half of a walnut in appearance.


   


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