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How poisonous is the comb of a rooster?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 4 years ago

    How poisonous is the comb of a rooster?

    It's like the more furious a rooster becomes the comb gets more red!


  2. drpennypincher profile image94
    drpennypincherposted 4 years ago

    I would be more concerned about the beak and talons of an angry rooster!  It would make sense to me that the comb could turn deeper red as the rooster becomes angry due to increased blood circulation.  I have never heard that the comb is poisonous, though.

  3. celafoe profile image62
    celafoeposted 4 years ago

    absolutely not, it is a gastronomical delicacy.
    You know that funny little red thing on the top of a rooster’s head? It’s called a cockscomb, and as Francine Segan recounts for Gastronomica, it’s very tasty:

  4. Shaddie profile image91
    Shaddieposted 4 years ago

    A rooster's comb is not poisonous. The red color is a visual marker, as are most colors on male birds. They are used to identify one another and for communication (to warn each other away, for instance). A comb may flush a deeper red when the bird is agitated simply because when an animal (or even a human) becomes excited, the skin will blush. This is not special to roosters.