lime yellow iridescent dust on ear lobes of roosters?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lalaland, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    first time with roos. Both banty, one a mix, one a silkie. The mix has a bright yellow-line "dust" on the outside of the earlobe wattle (not sure if this is the right word, but the little extra flap of wattle/comb material that hangs back by the ears).

    The silkie has a dusty blue dust/film on his ear lobe.

    Is this normal? Some kind of fungus? It doesn't wipe off with my finger, although I didn't try real hard.

    I don't remember ever seeing this with hens, and I'm new to roosters.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's probably just fine!

    Silkies are supposed to have bright blue earlobes too, so you are probably seeing some coloration genes coming though on the mix, and what you see on the silkie is normal.
     

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