Ear lobe color and egg color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrewedInNh, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read various posts here that predicted egg color based on ear lobe color. Is that a reliable predictor?

    We have 16 week old pullets...

    2 that look like leghorns, but they have pale green ear lobes
    3 that are probably production reds, but 2 have white ear lobes

    Should we expect brown/pink eggs from the leghorns, and white eggs from the 2 production reds?
     
  2. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know a lot yet but I am pretty sure the Production Reds will be brown eggs.
     
  3. J.Pryce

    J.Pryce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Leghorns lay white eggs & my Production browns(Isa Brown) lay brown.
     
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the other posts didn't answer your question, I believe its suposed to be a very good indicator of what color eggs you will get, when my campine starts laying I'll let you know if its right, because she is suposed to have white earlobes and white eggs but I think she has red lobes the egg will be the tell.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    It's an imperfect indicator. There are exceptions to the rules.
     
  6. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. We got our little flock to supply ourselves with eggs, no intention of ever selling them, so no matter the color we'll be happy to get the eggs. It'll be interesting to see if lobe color corresponds to shell color with ours. I hope we get some soon.
     
  7. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey hey my campine with the red earlobes is laying white eggs like the breed is supposed to
     
  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    As I said "An imperfect indicator. There are exceptions to the rules."
     
  9. gryeyes

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    *I* find that referring to Henderson's Handy Dandy Chicken Chart http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html to find out stuff like that fits better with my individual and oh-so-A-R personality.
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  10. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No.
     

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