Does color of ear lobes matter in determining sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nova022, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a White Rock and a Sliver Laced Wyandotte, 14 week olds that have very red ear lobes. Does that mean they might be cockrels or is it just the comb that matters?
     
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    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    comb color and size
     
  3. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will get the hang of this someday.
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ear lobe color can be used to help determine the breed but not the sex and at 14 weeks they wouldn't be showing much of a white ear lobe if that was the color they were supposed to have. The comb color and size can help with guessing the gender. In some breeds, color can be used to determine sex. In most breeds, the saddle and hackle feathers can be used as roos will have slender, pointed hackle and saddle feathers but won't typically start growing them in until about 12 weeks of age (some will be earlier and some will be later but that's the average).
     
  5. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I put the wrong age. They were born August 1, So they are 11 weeks old so I guess it is still early for most of signs. I will have to look a picture of a chicken's anatomy to make sure those are even the ear lobes if they are not supposed to show color this young.
     

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