Is it common for Silkie's blue earlobes to change with age?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I have a 2 year old rooster and I noticed that his earlobes were a reddish purple. I hadn't noticed before because they were hidden by the fluff. I found pictures of him at 4 months old and they were a bright turquoise then. I'm not sure when they changed color.

    Is this something that happens as they get older? Is it a fault?
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    It can, and yes.
  3. Its not uncommon for a silkie's features to change. I once had a black silkie whose "fur" turned grey with age.

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