Please Everyone- Earlobe Color Has Nothing To Do With Egg Color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by M To The Maxx, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I have seen so many post saying things like "that chicken has white earlobes so it lays white eggs". No, that is not true. Maybe it is a coinsedince (sp?) but it does not mean they lay the color of their earlobes. Note: Chickens with red earlobes do not lay red eggs. [​IMG] Please understand this!!!!!!!!
    Thanks,
    Maxx
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    So you think a chicken with red ear lobes will lay white eggs? I don't think this is true where did you get this info?
     
  3. Hi Maxx! Thaaaanks for letting us know.
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    Lisa
    ps: I have silkies with blue lobes that lay blue eggs...
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:It depends on the breed. [​IMG]
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually earlobes do play a part in the color of egg that a chicken lays, red earlobes usually lay brown eggs, and white earlobes lay white eggs. I say usually but there are a few exceptions, like the Lamona (Extinct) had red earlobes but layed white eggs. Then you have the Easter Eggers, they have different colored earlobes but I think the most have red and they lay a blue to green egg with the occaisional brown egg.
    Maybe someone will come along a explain it a little better.
     
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  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In my experience, the key word is "usually". There are some breeds that follow the rule, but it is easy to break the rules. [​IMG] My araucana have red earlobes and they lay blue or green eggs. I've seen birds with white earlobes lay brown eggs.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Penedesencas have white earlobes and lay dark brown eggs.

    Some Ameraucanas have white earlobes and lay blue eggs.

    One of my Polish cockerels has red earlobes, but came from and produces white egg layers.
     
  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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  9. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whoah! Where did you get those dualing smilies!? Very Cool.
     
  10. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Quote:Whoah! Where did you get those dualing smilies!? Very Cool.

    Thanks, If you want it, just right click on the smilies, hit properties, copy the url and save it to your computer. Or you can right click on it and save file as.
     
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