Earlobes and Eggs

January 12, 2011

Did you know that chickens have earlobes?  Well they do and some are very colorful!  You might also find it interesting that chickens will lay a certain color egg based on the color of their earlobes.  This is one of the most remarkable facts about chickens that I know.  Chickens have tiny holes in the side of their head covered by feathers.  Below, dangle their earlobes.

My Sikie Bantams have blue earlobes.  You can admire them hanging down in all their glory in the family portraits to the right side of my blog.  My silkies lay rose colored eggs.  The Buff Orpingtons and the Australorp all have red earlobes and their eggs are various shades of brown.  Here are some lovely pictures of chicken earlobes up close and personal.  Now you can say, that you know what chicken earlobes look like.   Yet another great topic to discuss at your next cocktail party conversation courtesy of the chickens!
 
        

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