ear lobe color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kittykorat, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I read somewhere that ear lobe color is linked to egg color...
    But which color goes with which color egg?
     
  2. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    white lobes --- white eggs

    red lobes--brown, blue, green, pink, lt brown eggs
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    there are a few exceptions to this rule... but I don't know which they are.. anyone?


    John Henderson writes
    "Among the red ear-lobed hens that lay white eggs are some French breeds ( Crevecoeurs, Houdans), some of the bantams (booted, Japanese), and some American varieties that were developed in the 20th century that are among the rarest breeds in the world (Lamona, Holland).

    Silkies are another exception to the rule, as they have turquoise earlobes and lay light tinted eggs. Araucanas and Ameraucanas don’t fit either, since they lay green eggs, but don’t have green ear lobes."

    on http://www.culinate.com/articles/features/The+eggsentials
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009

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