Silkie With Blue Skin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bcmama, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff silkie has shiny sort of iridescent blue skin on it's face close to the ear. Is this a normal color and is it indicative of a certain sex?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a photo of my Showgirl rooster (Silkie and naked neck cross). The ear lobe is lighter in color than the rest of the blackish/slate colored skin so the result is a blue ear lobe. Both males and females can have blue ear lobes.

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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what ever the sex of the silkie it should have a blue ear lobe.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes that is normal. several breeds have colored earlobes. on silkies they are blue and are part of their standard, if one doesn't have blue earlobes i think its a disqualification either that are a serious fault if you plan on showing.
     
  5. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I had no idea.
     

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