ANATOMICAL FEATURES OF POULTRY

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Different Types of Standard Male Combs

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Single Comb
1, Base; 2, Point; 3, Blades.
Rose Comb
1, Base; 2, Rounded Points; 3, Spike.
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cushioncomb [12.8KB]
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Cushion-Comb (ideal)
Pea-Comb
Though many feature of the (a) male and (b) female chicken are similar, there are distinguishing characteristics. The term used to identify the characteristics is sexual dimorphism.
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Buttercup Comb
Strawberry Comb
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The head of the chicken has some unique features distinguishing it from other poultry.
Sultans Head (ideal)
1-1, V-shaped Comb; 2, Crest; 3, Muffs; 4, Beard.
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Distinguishing anatomical features of the goose.
Distinguishing anatomical features of the duck.
Distinguishing anatomical features of the goose.
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