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What is a rooster comb for?


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Answered 2008-10-31 16:41:00

The roosters comb is like a tiny radiator. Blood comes close to the surface at the comb and wattles and air passing over these helps cool the blood. The comb and wattles also act as attractants to the females, a rooster with a good healthy comb is a potentially good mate.

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