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Why do my hens have white earlobes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by robsm1962, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. robsm1962

    robsm1962 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four hens that have white earlobes, their wattles and combs are nice and red.
    Any help on this one? Thanks I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Some breeds natural have white earlobes. Can you post some pictures?
     
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  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs, I think.
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My american games have white earlobes. and lay white eggs. Research earlobe color and how the outcome of egg color is detirmined by them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Maybe you have Leghorns. [​IMG]
     
  7. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    A lot of different breeds have white earlobes, what breed are they? If you don't know please post a picture there are a lot people here that can tell you.
     
  8. myloveforchickens

    myloveforchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my black Australorp hen has white ears............... any idea why? Her two sisters, they don't have it. She has had the white ears since she was a wee little thing. Any help or thoughts would be great. She lays brown to light brown eggs.
     
  9. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    She is probably a mutt and the white ear gene showed up but not the white eggs.
     
  10. myloveforchickens

    myloveforchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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