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Panicking about silkie's growth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaulaMc, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. PaulaMc

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    Hi all

    Only noticed this when bathing my babies today. What do you think the weird growth and multi-coloured wattle is please? Bridget seems fine otherwise. Thanks.
     

  2. PaulaMc

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  3. SilkiesForEver

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    No need to be worried. That is the bird's earlobe. Silkies are supposed to have very bright turquoise colored earlobes.
     
  4. PaulaMc

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    What about the growth on her face though please?
     
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  6. rebrascora

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    Hi Paula

    Are you referring to her comb? Because silkies have black skin, their comb is often a deep mulberry colour and I think they are supposed to have a walnut comb or some unusual shape, so I'm guessing that is what you are worrying about. As the other posted said, ear lobes are supposed to be a beautiful turquoise colour and you can see a little of that colour starting to appear on hers.

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  7. PaulaMc

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    Hi Barbara

    Is the comb on their face? The other two look nothing like this? This looks almost bloody. Please look at the pics close up.

    Thanks Paula x
     

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  9. PaulaMc

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    OMG! Thanks so much for this but is it also normal for a hen? And why do my other two not have it, please? Sorry for so many questions but the other two silkies look normal but have a dry looking face. Many, many thanks x
     
  10. PaulaMc

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    Thanks sweetie.

    Thought she had cancer. the other two are not like that though. Their faces are dry and lobes white.
    Should I worry about them?

    x
     

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