Ear lobes

Posted by: jimmy

Ear lobes - 04/09/14 07:04 PM

We've got 3 little cockerels that are 4 1/2 months old and there ear lobes are only about 50% white. Is there any sense in waiting any longer to see if they become white?
Posted by: CJR

Re: Ear lobes - 04/09/14 11:43 PM

What variety? Be patient, but would wish all white by 4 1/2 months. If not pure white, used to be concerned that they had OEGB in their background. Hatchery Dutch may indeed be crossbred--or from crossbred lines, even a number of generations earlier. Good luck, they still may become fully white. .
Posted by: jimmy

Re: Ear lobes - 04/10/14 02:34 PM

Light Brown and yes there probably is OEGB in their background since their father came from a Florida breeder. What would be a reasonable time to be patient? Wish it was easier to post pictures here. I may put pics on the facebook page.
Thanks Jean