comb

(redirected from single comb)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

comb

1. a vascular, red cutaneous structure attached in a sagittal plane to the dorsum of the skull of domestic fowl. It consists of a base attached to the skull, a central mass called the body, a backward projecting blade and upward projecting points.
2. part of mechanical sheep shears.
3. see ctenidium.

buttercup comb
has no blade and is divided sagittally. It is cup-shaped with points arranged around the cup.
cushion comb
a low, small, oval, smooth body with no points.
nasal comb
the red, vascular structure across the base of the beak in the turkey. Called also snood, frontal process.
pea comb
has three blades with a row of points arising from each.
rose comb
a low elongated comb from which many small points arise. There is a backward projecting spike in lieu of a blade.
Silkie comb
similar to the V-comb but without points.
single comb
has all of the components without variation; the standard comb.
strawberry comb
a small, oval, flattened comb with a wrinkled surface.
V-comb
two large, conical points diverge from a sizeable body. Usually accompanies a crest of feathers.
References in periodicals archive ?
Only a handful of readers pointed this out, but a true Campine would have a single comb, as you say Sorry this one slipped by us
Leghorns come in many different subvarieties with varying colors and either rose or single combs.
The breed can be found with rose combs or single combs, with both varieties having vibrant red wattles, faces and earlobes.
At the beginning Brown Leghorns were of one color: later they were divided into Single Comb Light Brown and Single Comb Dark Brown.
The single comb variety he mentioned later evolved to become our modern Barred Rock.

Full browser ?