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Ears turning white?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristen203, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. kristen203

    kristen203 Just Hatched

    May 19, 2016

    What is causing this?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    That looks like normal coloration to me. Chickens can have several different colors of skin on their earlobes: white, red, purple, and combinations of colors (like your hen).
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2016
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Interestingly, we had this discussion on the Aussie thread a couple of weeks back.

    It started with a couple of people mentioning that the “colour of the earlobes has drained away”.

    Some responses were:

    “Silkies ear lobes can go white or fade with age”.

    “Dry skin in summer and fungal skin conditions such as Favus can also turn lobes white”.

    The responses in general were that it was nothing to worry about unless it was “crusty”.
  4. kristen203

    kristen203 Just Hatched

    May 19, 2016
    Thanks! I'll keep an eye on it. Might be normal..she is acting fine and normal!

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