Q: Rooster Comb's?
February 20, 2010 | By Ches21 | 4 answers | Expired: 1465 days ago
Are there other reason's for cutting a Rooster's comb than cutting it off so that it can be butcherd or faught I think both of these are wrong by the way. But I was just wondering?
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Feb 21, 2010
your question got me curious so i researched it...and it was more upsetting than i thought it would be.
this process is called "dubbing" and there are a few reasons for doing it, though it's still disgusting and should be banned. main reasons beyond slaughter and cockfighting:
- in colder climates to avoid getting frostbite. this just sounds like irresponsible ownership to me. if it gets that cold, have a heated hen house.
- so they don't get caught in a fence or other materials that could hurt them. again, irresponsible ownership. if you have an animal, you provide them an area that is animal-friendly.
- for shows. like dog shows, gamefowl shows have standards that insist on surgically altering the animal despite how inhumane it may be. some people also do just b/c they think it looks better.
cocks combs contain a sugar called hyaluronan acid that's said to work on arthritis and even rival botox. however, there are enough from slaughtered chickens to go around since there is little use for them otherwise.
now for the really upsetting part. i came across a website from someone talking about their own roosters and the tip they gave for dubbing a rooster: do it on a cool day w/really sharp scissors. they also go on to say they hold the roosters feet in cold water. this is the site: www.sites.google.com/site/shaysshowbirds/blue--white-sumatra/blue-sumatra/golden-pheonix
tomorrow when i have more time, i'll be finding the appropriate authorities to contact for this a-hole.
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