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Why Do My Silkies Have Blue "Ears" ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickie Mamma, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I have 3 Silkie roos... They are 14 weeks old. They have blue ears, or I think its their ears [​IMG] Is this common in their breed? I have had some "less poofy" silkies in the past and I never noticed the bright blue ears. Just making sure its normal [​IMG] Thanks !!
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I know virtually nothing about Silkies, except that, yes, the blue ear lobes are normal.
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Thanks for the reply. My daughter actually thought they were cold. They are still living in the house [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2008
  4. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep it is normal for them to have blue ears.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2008
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    They SHOULD have blue earlobes.
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it has to do with the skin color of Silkies, but I can't remember if all Silkie chickens have black skin, or if it's just the Chinese ones that do.
     
  7. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pure breed Silkies have blue earlobes. Their just fine! [​IMG]
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    All silkies should have black skin, but many are lighter due to outcrossing to get different colors. Blue lobes is a good thing!
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aren't they just awesome those blue ears.. Always loved seeing the blue ear lobes on silkies...Some even look metallic blue..
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Mine look metallic turquoise blue and they are gorgeous! Both my white silkie and my blue silkie have the metallic turquoise earlobes. Soooo pretty!
     

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