black earlobes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by onthespot, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    What breed carries black earlobes? One of my turken hens has black earlobes. Just wondering what her heritage might be.
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a picture.

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  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    The only thing I can think of is maybe there was some ShowGirl breeding going on and it's Silkie coming through... but even then it would be purple? Yes, pic please!
     
  4. onthespot

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    here she is from weeks ago. She is bright red combed now and the earlobes are darker. ... and.... (drumroll please... she laid an EGG today![​IMG])

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  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does not look genetic but looks more like a lack of blood flow into the tissues. She should have yellow skin but I would bet she has white skin, check the middle of the bottom of the soles of her feet. If you see yellow I am wrong but I am thinking she has white skin. I have seen the combs of my white skinned broilers turn a dark purple because of congestive heart failure. The flow of blood into the comb is effected and the comb turns a dark purple color.

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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  6. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    that is a common thing in birds of that color.
     

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