Blue ears - certain breeds or any??

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  1. sookiesmom

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    I have an amazing mixed hen that's turning 1 in July, & I've had her since she was 2 days old. I've been told that she looks like she has Silkie in her & another told me Araucana. But perhaps the biggest clue is her beautiful blue ears, which her little white Silkie sister has (there's no relation, they're from 2 seperate farms). I'm hoping that someone might be able to shed some light on the subject, bringing us closer to knowing what she is part of. Thanks for any info!!!
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Highly doubt she has any Araucana in her.

    She's likely to have Silkie though - They have blue earlobes. Yes, there are Silkies, and some white earlobed breeds can have a hint of blue on them. I have an Easter Egger with an earlobe that is blue, white, and red depending where on her earlobe you look.

    How many toes does she have? What color is her skin?
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

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    Do you have photos? Silkie X Araucanas are adorable.
     
  4. sookiesmom

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    Thank you for the input. I will post a picture of her either tonight or tomorrow. That would be great if I could get some other opinions of what she might be. I know that I read somewhere on the forums that there aren't a lot of true Araucana breeds out there. That they're really easter eggers, which is a different breed. But don't quote me on that. [​IMG] Another thing is her eggs are a light gray color. Oh, and she does have gray legs & 4 toes. But again I will also post a pic & maybe you guys can help. Thanks so much!!!!
     
  5. Illia

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    Quote:Yup, the truth is that most "Araucanas" out there are a crossbred chicken called an Easter Egger. Pictures would of course help, but Araucanas should have no tail, yellow or greenish legs, and in most cases, they should have tufts of feathering poking out of their ear-lobes.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

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    Quote:Yup, the truth is that most "Araucanas" out there are a crossbred chicken called an Easter Egger. Pictures would of course help, but Araucanas should have no tail, yellow or greenish legs, and in most cases, they should have tufts of feathering poking out of their ear-lobes.

    However, an araucanaX is likely to NOT have yellow or green legs (it's a recessive gene), and has a 50/50 chance of having tufts (not from the earlobes, but rather from a small tag of skin that may be near the ears). Likewise there is a 50/50 chance of rumplessness. Depending on the quality of the silkie, toes and skin could be correct or not. Silkie feathering won't occur. The comb should be either pea or walnut.
     
  7. sookiesmom

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    Ok, I have some pictures.

    She's 1 month old here.

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    This one you can see her blue ear.

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    I really appreciate any thoughts you may have. It would be really exciting to find out some other opinions on what she is part of. Also, perhaps you can tell me what kind of comb she has, if you can tell. It looks kinda like a walnut to me
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

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    I don't know if any real breeds, but I do know two of my EE girls have blue earlobes.


    And she's a cutie!
     
  9. Illia

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    She's an EE x Silkie, very cute. [​IMG]
     
  10. sookiesmom

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    [​IMG] Awwww thanks so much for replying. You guys just made me soooo happy to know what she is. I didn't realize that breeds are so distinct, that you can tell what a mix is. I'm so corny, I actually started to tear up a little because I know what my little love Sookie is. [​IMG] She just makes me sooo happy. Maybe its also because I thought I was going to lose her in March. But because of her fabulous doctor, she turned around. Thanks again & for the sweet compliments !!!!
     

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