White on 'ear' wattle on one of my girls. Normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Agnella, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there. I have 8 BO pullets. I think they are getting pretty close to laying. Their wattles are getting bright red and I'm getting squats [​IMG]

    I've noticed on one of my girls that her 'ear' wattles are mostly white. I've tried to gently scrape it with my finger nail but it doesn't come off and she doesn't seem to be bothered by it.
    Could it be a mold or fungus? I'm confused since I can't seem to scrape it off.

    Thanks!
     
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You sure she isn't just a white egg layer??? Maybe the BO you ordered were not all BO..... Just my 2 cents!
     
  3. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know [​IMG]
    It's not her ear that's white...it's the wattle just below her ear that is red on all the other girls....it's white on her. Still soft and same size, just turning white.
     
  4. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little aracona who is 2-3 years old who I only just a couple days ago noticed she had white ear lobes. I would like to know the answer to this because I'm sure her ear lobes have been red all along.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I had a BO like that. She laid fine, but had the white there.
     
  6. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it possible that it is earlobe bleaching from laying eggs already?


    Without a picture its like a crapshoot in the dark [​IMG]
     
  7. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not laying yet so would they still begin bleaching? When they bleach....do they get really white? I'd post a pic but I'm traveling for work [​IMG]
     
  8. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's good to know....I've notice the white/chalky coloring on more of them now. They are not acting any differently and the wattles aren't scabby. They're just chalky looking but I can't get it to come off.
     
  9. I think some of my Hatchery birds are like that. It is fine [​IMG]
     
  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a BO rooster like that, so it definitely wasn't from laying eggs. [​IMG]

    I could see the red wattle, but there was a pearly white film over it.
     

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