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#112591 - 04/09/14 07:04 PM Ear lobes
jimmy Offline
Chick

Registered: 08/28/12
Posts: 14
Loc: Florida
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?

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#112592 - 04/09/14 11:43 PM Re: Ear lobes [Re: jimmy]
CJR Online   content
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8486
Loc: Montana
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. .

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#112593 - 04/10/14 02:34 PM Re: Ear lobes [Re: CJR]
jimmy Offline
Chick

Registered: 08/28/12
Posts: 14
Loc: Florida
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

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