Blue Andalusian with blue ear lobes? (Pictures!)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Andora, May 19, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I recently got a blue Andalusian pullet chick from a local breeder who breeds healthy, beautiful birds of several different kinds. She's a funny bird--beautiful and intelligent and spunky. She's just for eggs and a pet, not for breeding or showing. I noticed yesterday that she has sparkly blue ear lobes! On Feathersite it looks like they have white ear lobes. Can they also have blue? Or does it mean she's not an Andalusian or not pure bred? The only other chickens I can think of with blue ear lobes like that are Silkies, but she doesn't have any Silky traits at all. She has solid blue legs, blue feathering all over, a tiny single comb that is yellow with black/dark blue at the tip and closer to the beak, four toes, and a slim body.

    So what's up with the blue ear lobes? Just curious. [​IMG]

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    I had to get my 2 year old to hold her, which means that the picture is horrible. [​IMG] If you look closely you can see the shining blue ear lobe peeking out. It's difficult to tell in the picture, but there is no white at all. It's completely blue. It shimmers almost purple looking!

    Here's her full body so you can see her legs and tail. She *looks* like an Andalusian to me, and the breeder sells quality chickens, so I don't think she would get the breed wrong...

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    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I have a bird that I think is a black Andalusian, and her earlobes are dark, kind of blue. I know my mom has blue and splash andalusians, I'll have to ask her what color their earlobes are.

    I have some that I am positive are black minorcas, and they have bright white earlobes. It's very easy to pick out the Andalusian from the bunch of pretty black girls out there.

    Oh, and mine are from McMurray, as are my Mom's...
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    She looks like a young bird and I would give her some time to develop some more. Its not all that usual for them to have a little blue tint in their earlobes. My SSHB has a little blue in her white earlobes but neverthanless, she has laying abilities.
     
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Its only because she is young. She will grow out of it. My Dutch bantmas have white earlobes too and until they are about a year old, they are blue as well - so quite normal.
     
  5. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Oh ok! I didn't know they could grow out of it. I guess I will just enjoy her shiny ear lobes while they last. [​IMG] She is really young. I forgot how old she was when I got her, but she has only been fully feathered out for about a month now.
     

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