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Ear lobe color and egg color?

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I've read various posts here that predicted egg color based on ear lobe color.  Is that a reliable predictor?

We have 16 week old pullets...

2 that look like leghorns, but they have pale green ear lobes
3 that are probably production reds, but 2 have white ear lobes

Should we expect brown/pink eggs from the leghorns, and white eggs from the 2 production reds?

Wheaten / Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, and 2 cats

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post #2 of 10

I don't know a lot yet but I am pretty sure the Production Reds will be brown eggs.

Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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post #3 of 10

My Leghorns lay white eggs & my Production browns(Isa Brown) lay brown.

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I know the other posts didn't answer your question, I believe its suposed to be a very good indicator of what color eggs you will get, when my campine starts laying I'll let you know if its right, because she is suposed to have white earlobes and white eggs but I think she has red lobes the egg will be the tell.

An egg by any other name is still an egg
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An egg by any other name is still an egg
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post #5 of 10

It's an imperfect indicator.  There are exceptions to the rules.

post #6 of 10
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Thanks for the replies.  We got our little flock to supply ourselves with eggs, no intention of ever selling them, so no matter the color we'll be happy to get the eggs.  It'll be interesting to see if lobe color corresponds to shell color with ours.  I hope we get some soon.

Wheaten / Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, and 2 cats

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Wheaten / Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, and 2 cats

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post #7 of 10

hey hey my campine with the red earlobes is laying white eggs like the breed is supposed to

An egg by any other name is still an egg
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post #8 of 10

As I said "An imperfect indicator.  There are exceptions to the rules."

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Originally Posted by CMV 

As I said "An imperfect indicator.  There are exceptions to the rules."


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Ahh, but 'cha know folks want DEFINITIVE answers to EASILY predict something and real kitchy like "Red sky at night, sailor's delight, red sky at morning, sailors take warning."

*I* find that referring to Henderson's Handy Dandy Chicken Chart http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html to find out stuff like that fits better with my individual and oh-so-A-R personality. 
(And yes, that IS a hyphen, not a slash!)

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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Originally Posted by BrewedInNh 

I've read various posts here that predicted egg color based on ear lobe color.  Is that a reliable predictor?

We have 16 week old pullets...

2 that look like leghorns, but they have pale green ear lobes
3 that are probably production reds, but 2 have white ear lobes

Should we expect brown/pink eggs from the leghorns, and white eggs from the 2 production reds?


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