White patch’s near ears

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Apimacchi, Oct 13, 2019.

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  1. Apimacchi

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    22FAEEAE-A7CC-4375-A0AF-D040357CC039.jpeg There was a sudden drastic change in weather with a cold snap that came through. Last night I noticed these white patches behind Nuggets ears. I thought I saw the same spots on the comb and wattle. She seems to be eating just fine.
    What could the white stuff be? Should I put some coconut oil on it?
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    It probably just is the color of her earlobes. What breed is she?
     
  3. Apimacchi

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    She’s a mixed breed I have no clue. The white spots appeared suddenly yesterday after the cold and rain. They are on the skin below her ears . Didn’t know they had ear lobes
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    Many birds who lay white eggs may have white earlobes. I am not an expert on breeds.
     
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  5. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    That looks like a Brown Leghorn to me. Do you have any pics of this hen when she was younger? I'm not an expert either but I have a few of these and yes, they lay a white egg.
     
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  6. Apimacchi

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    That is a distinct possibility. I think she is the only one that I have that will lay white eggs. (She hasn't ever layed yet)Interesting. Hope it’s not a fungal infection.
     
  7. Apimacchi

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    I was told she would lay white eggs. I got her when she was about 12-15 weeks so no pics of her younger than that
     
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  8. Apimacchi

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    Do they have white under their ears like in my pic?
     
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  9. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Crossing the Road

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    As already said it’s just her ear lobe color.
     
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  10. Apimacchi

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    Thanks! I can’t believe I never noticed it before ‍♀️Looked at some other pictures of leghorns and duh .. there were the white spots. Lol well I’m glad for all the “non expert” experts on here!
     

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