leghorn earlobe ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by apc, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a dq from show if a leghorn has a few red flecks in his white earlobes?Or is it just a fault?
     
  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Its supposed to be a DQ, but I have seen my fare share of birds like that that don't get DQed. If you show it I am sure they will just mark it down. How much red? May I see pics?
     
  3. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can try to get a picture tomorrow [​IMG] its in the crease of his earlobe.
     
  4. danhonour

    danhonour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the age of the bird and the amount.Positive white in cockerel or pullets face is a DQ,but defects in cocks and hens.More than 1/3 red in lobes DQ,less than 1/3 a defect. Both traits need to be watched in the breeding pen .
     

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