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Why Do My Silkies Have Blue "Ears" ??

post #1 of 13
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Hello, I have 3 Silkie roos... They are 14 weeks old. They have blue ears, or I think its their ears idunno Is this common in their breed? I have had some "less poofy" silkies in the past and I never noticed the bright blue ears. Just making sure its normal big_smile Thanks !!

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post #2 of 13

I know virtually nothing about Silkies, except that, yes, the blue ear lobes are normal.

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post #3 of 13
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Thanks for the reply. My daughter actually thought they were cold. They are still living in the house barnie


Edited by Chickie Mamma - 12/27/08 at 2:08pm
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post #4 of 13

Yep it is normal for them to have blue ears.


Edited by RooptyDoo - 12/27/08 at 2:20pm
post #5 of 13

They SHOULD have blue earlobes.

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http://threecedarsilkies.webs.com/

 

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post #6 of 13

I think it has to do with the skin color of Silkies, but I can't remember if all Silkie chickens have black skin, or if it's just the Chinese ones that do.

post #7 of 13

Pure breed Silkies have blue earlobes. Their just fine! thumbsup

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1 Great Husband, 3 good kids, Silkies, Turkins, 4 bantam Turkins Pr. Porcelein D'Uccles,  , several Marans,   ,1 mix duck,a goose,a few Calls,some Penes ,3 Bantam NN's, 2 GSD's,and 2 goats
Would love more Call Ducks!
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post #8 of 13

All silkies should have black skin, but many are lighter due to outcrossing to get different colors. Blue lobes is a good thing!

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post #9 of 13

Aren't they just awesome those blue ears.. Always loved seeing the blue ear lobes on silkies...Some even look metallic blue..

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post #10 of 13

Mine look metallic turquoise blue and they are gorgeous! Both my white silkie and my blue silkie have the metallic turquoise earlobes.  Soooo pretty!

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