Did you know chickens can’t sweat? Since they do not sweat, they lose a primary way to cool their body down. Instead, chickens have combs and wattles to help them regulate their body temperature. But not all combs and wattles are created the same. I have created a Chicken Anatomy Combs work to show the differences and variations. The comb variations are usually based on breed and gender. The comb is not just a means to cool off, it is also used to attract a mate. In addition, when a young female chicken (called a pullet) is ready to start laying eggs, her comb will turn from pink to red.
These pictures were hand drawn by Trish and are only offered as a Download at this point.