silkie ears changing color with age?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by technodoll, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question...

    I am noticing that my silkie roo's ears start out bright blue as youngsters, but as they age they turn dark purple in color.

    Three roos with this issue so far.

    The pullet's ears seem to stay blue (same breeder).

    Is this normal? [​IMG]
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, it is a pretty common occurance. With some plumage colours it seems more prevalent (buff in particular, also partridge)
     

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