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one of the fleshy appendages suspended from the head, spectacularly in turkeys, less so in other domestic birds, rarely in goats, and sheep and pigs.
a double fold of skin, similar anatomically to the tissue of the bird's comb, suspended from the mandible of domestic fowls. They are bilateral, without feathers and have a red, meaty appearance.
variable in their location and their occurrence. Thought to be inherited as a single dominant gene. They are fusiform, 1.5 to 2 inches long, fleshy masses covered with normal skin and suspended usually from the mandibular area but may occur below the ear. Called also tassel.
a localized form of fowl cholera characterized by inflammation and necrosis of the wattles.
fluid-filled cystic structure in the wattle of goats, most commonly Nubians; believed to be developmental abnormalities arising from the branchial cleft.
identical to caprine but much less common.
similar to caprine wattles in location and appearance but have a cartilaginous core and thought to be inherited.