do golden lakenvelders have blue ears?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ladywolfe, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. ladywolfe

    ladywolfe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking for gold lakenvelders and found some at a auction and need to know if they have blue ears like silkies or not if not then does anybody sell gold lakenvelders eggs or chicks from good stock? will try to get pics up tomorrow.

    Thanks ladywolfe
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the earlobes should be white. But you could check the pictures at Feathersite.
     
  3. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine do not have blue ears.
     
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In fact, I think all chickens have red or white earlobes, only Silkies have blue.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    mine do not have blue ears. They came from a white egg so am assuming as they mature they will turn white.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The standard for lakenvelders says white earlobes. I have found that alot of white earlobed females hatch with blue in them. From what Jean Robocker said about the blue in earlobes of the dutch bantams is that when you mate a female with blue in the lobes to a male with some red in his white it will produce good white earlobed chicks. To me it makes it seem like its 'pure' white. We had some light brown phoenix with blue lobes and when mated to a red earlobed cock most of the chicks hatched with white lobes.
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silver-spangled hamburgs all have a pretty, light-blue earlobe. Not dark, like a silkie, but definitely not quite white either.
     
  8. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silver-spangled hamburgs all have a pretty, light-blue earlobe. Not dark, like a silkie, but definitely not quite white either

    Maybe Ladywolfe has golden penciled hamburgs instead of golden lakenvelders. Time will tell. Pics would help [​IMG]
     

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