Jersey Giant - white earlobes???

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

  1. Eggcellent Adventure

    Eggcellent Adventure Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    We bought 2 jersey giants from a breeder (local). One has all red on face/ears/comb, but the other is starting to get white earlobes. Could it be that the breeder crossed with a Minorca? We are new to chickens so not sure if this is unusual. Also she was the first to lay an egg this morning, a big pinkish double yolker. I was surprised since JG are supposed to be slow to mature, she is only 22 weeks. Will these earlobes get my daughter disqualified from our local county show? We thought we had a JG so entered her in that division. Thanks!
     
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  2. Eggcellent Adventure

    Eggcellent Adventure Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll post a new pic with the earlobes, but you can see them starting here when she was a month younger: They've gotten bigger and whiter now....
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  3. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure, but I have a JG hen and a roo and they have black ear lobes...no white at all. She is very pretty!
     
  4. Eggcellent Adventure

    Eggcellent Adventure Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, this is a more recent pic and you can see the white is coming out more and more... confused.... maybe not a pure jersey giant? Although bought from someone who shows them locally. We adore her anyway and SO excited about our early egg today!!!
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  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:did you mean Red ear lobes?...[​IMG]
     

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