Chickens have their own language – and so do chicken people! Do you ever wonder what a word in Your Chickens means? Here’s Hattie to the rescue with her own hencyclopaedia!
Let’s start with an easy one:
Usually this is red and sticks up on top of the chicken’s head. Look at the picture. The cockerel has a lovely big, pointy comb that does look a bit like something you could run through your hair!
This is called a ‘single comb,’ but there are several other types: Rose comb: flat with little bobbles, finishing in a spike. Pea or triple comb: three low rows decorated with tiny red ‘peas.’ V-shaped or horn: This looks like a pair of little horns. Walnut: a bump, looking like a walnut in its shell. The Silkie has a walnut comb, and it is a purple-black rather than red.