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Ears turning white?

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What is causing this?
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That looks like normal coloration to me. Chickens can have several different colors of skin on their earlobes: white, red, purple, and combinations of colors (like your hen).


Edited by BantamLover21 - 12/18/16 at 5:14pm

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Interestingly, we had this discussion on the Aussie thread a couple of weeks back.

 

It started with a couple of people mentioning that the “colour of the earlobes has drained away”.

 

Some responses were:

 

“Silkies ear lobes can go white or fade with age”.

 

“Dry skin in summer and fungal skin conditions such as Favus can also turn lobes white”.

 

The responses in general were that it was nothing to worry about unless it was “crusty”. 

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Thanks! I'll keep an eye on it. Might be normal..she is acting fine and normal!
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