Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 92

Thread: White ear lobes

  1. #1
    Senior Member HeavyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    NW Florida
    Posts
    692

    White ear lobes

    So my good buddy who will remain unmentioned (NAUVOO) has been giving me hell about my blueface broodcock and those dang ear lobes . Lol It just got me to thinking this may be a cool topic for discussion. What's your opinions. Good, bad, dunghill,ace,cutter?????? Just curious to hear everyone's take.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    72

    Re: White ear lobes

    Just another bird in my opinion his ears ain't going to make or brake him.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Sig1911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Klondike
    Posts
    5,300

    Re: White ear lobes

    Don't care about earlobes, we take them off anyway:-) Kidding aside, i don't think it matters,white ear lobes does not guarantee anything.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Hungary
    Posts
    1,369

    Re: White ear lobes

    Sad to say some of my best have them dang white ear lobes. Can't stand it but what to do. I guess winning is more important.

  5. #5
    Senior Member HeavyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    NW Florida
    Posts
    692

    Re: White ear lobes

    I should add that I dont think it makes any difference whatsoever but just thought it would be something to talk about. Some people have weird superstitions about things

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    72

    Re: White ear lobes

    That they do and that's alright as well we all can't agree on everything. I've personally not seen a difference though so I can't say they help or hinder in one way or the other.
    Last edited by HCGF; February 6th, 2019 at 10:58 AM.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Quapaw Kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3,117

    Re: White ear lobes

    Game cocks don't have white earlobes ..

  8. #8
    Senior Member FIRE-RITE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    1,776

    Re: White ear lobes

    Don’t mean a damn thing. Other than if you don’t cut them off there targets......

  9. #9
    Senior Member Lino Zuniga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Nowhereville
    Posts
    1,486

    Re: White ear lobes

    I have a landrace strain of fowl. I haven't shown them much but they're as game as they get and they have white earlobes. They turn red....more of a pink when they're mad.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Nauvoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    AL uhh BAM uhh
    Posts
    2,351

    Re: White ear lobes

    Posting for HeavyD
    Last edited by Nauvoo; February 6th, 2019 at 11:18 AM.

  11. #11
    Senior Member HeavyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    NW Florida
    Posts
    692

    Re: White ear lobes

    Quote Originally Posted by Nauvoo View Post
    Posting for HeavyD
    I need to add that jason Daniel trimmed the cock so dont blame me for those things still being there. Haha. It wasnt me

  12. #12
    Member BarleyNC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    197

    Re: White ear lobes

    Agreed!! Just my opinion

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

  13. #13
    Member BarleyNC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    197

    Re: White ear lobes

    Agreeing with quapaw kid


    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    865

    Re: White ear lobes

    My buddy used to say every time he saw a cock with white ear lobes, I can make that m-fer run. I gave him a white Dom cock with white ear lobes, he tried and couldn't run him off. He got him killed, but he wouldn't run and wouldn't quit.

    I don't have A problem with them as long as I can snip it off.
    Last edited by RedAngus; February 6th, 2019 at 11:30 AM.

  15. #15
    Senior Member KevinG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    1,040

    Re: White ear lobes

    Lol, Ive read that before and I can understand the hypothesis, not theory, behind it given how they are mostly predicated upon misinformation and personal preference for looks. The squirrel tail being another one. Ive had several, wouldnt know it because it was cut off lol. White, yellow, purple, black, red it doesnt matter. Gators BF is a prime example, come with white lobes and can go.
    SF

  16. #16
    Senior Member HeavyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    NW Florida
    Posts
    692

    Re: White ear lobes

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinG View Post
    Lol, Ive read that before and I can understand the hypothesis, not theory, behind it given how they are mostly predicated upon misinformation and personal preference for looks. The squirrel tail being another one. Ive had several, wouldnt know it because it was cut off lol. White, yellow, purple, black, red it doesnt matter. Gators BF is a prime example, come with white lobes and can go.
    SF
    The cock in the pic is straight from gator. 3 year old cock and uncle to the 1/2 and 1/2 cocks he tied the derby in Mexico with. Needless to say I'm good with the ear lobes lol

  17. #17
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    20

    Re: White ear lobes

    I've not had the best of luck with white earlobes. But if they do come white at least dub the ears.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    178

    Re: White ear lobes

    Own some sweater mcguiness blueface and they have white ear lobes but they are very game and have not had one to run so I would have to say it is a game chicken. Don't believe the hype about the ear lobes friend, just work on the trimming lol, my buddy gets me chit cause I miss a couple ear lobes everynow and then....lol T-bone

  19. #19
    Senior Member tonetone559's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    California
    Posts
    845

    Re: White ear lobes


    My 1/2 YL 1/2 BF from Gator come with white ear lobs as well. Like the BF

  20. #20
    Senior Member Nauvoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    AL uhh BAM uhh
    Posts
    2,351

    Re: White ear lobes

    Some of the gamest I ever saw had white earlobes. Maybe I never seen real gamecocks but they repeatedly stayed and showed pit game as any.

  21. #21
    Senior Member KevinG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    1,040

    Re: White ear lobes

    I think he and his constituents that have his BF may leave them on to prove a point. If he were unknown, cld rack up alot of good bets ��

  22. #22
    Senior Member tonetone559's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    California
    Posts
    845

    Re: White ear lobes

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinG View Post
    I think he and his constituents that have his BF may leave them on to prove a point. If he were unknown, cld rack up alot of good bets ��
    You just gave me the best idea ever. Ima start leaving them white ear lob.

  23. #23
    Senior Member spring creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    alabama
    Posts
    3,521

    Re: White ear lobes

    I like the white ear lobes lol. My blueface come with them to most of the the time.

  24. #24
    Senior Member spring creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    alabama
    Posts
    3,521

    Re: White ear lobes

    This one got white ears to lol

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    853

    Re: White ear lobes

    It has always been said that the Oxford old english game fowl should never have white in his ear lobes. American games are originally from Oxfords and renamed and had other blood added here & there over the years.
    It was said if they show white, they've had some other type of fowl/domestic infused or crossed at some time.
    It don't matter if they are over here and still referred to as oxfords or over there where they are called american game. Simple fact is it is not desirable.
    The English/irish set out to perfect their fowl by not only perfecting them in the pit but also in conformation,type, looks, colors ect. It excluded High set spurs, squirrel tails, white ear lobes, beaks that are not hawk like(straight), short wings, duck heals etc,etc.
    all anyone wants to do these days is breed a winning bird and dont give a dang about the rest of the bird. Not that winning shouldn't be at the top of the list.....
    Wonder how you all feel about low set spurs???????????????????
    It was the english/irish that also stated in their perfection they must have low set spurs, so know one should bother about that also???
    It depends on the breeder what he will allow in his strain. Some are perfectionist, some just want a winner, some breed to preserve, some breed to create.
    Personally i dont like white ear lobes because ive tract a few strains where white showed up only to find some barnyard bird had been put threw them at some stage and thats where i believe it comes from. Now that aint to say that there is not strains out there with white lobes that cant or dont win because i know there is and they do, but it is still a big Q????? just where it came from.
    Its the same with these huge combs and wattles a lot show also, games, or at least very old strains never showed these huge combs & wattles, but a lot of barnyard fowl sure do.
    Last edited by Crazy Eyes; February 6th, 2019 at 04:50 PM.

  26. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Central Fl
    Posts
    846

    Re: White ear lobes

    I was taught it is Mediterranean blood.
    The best family I ever had showed them fairly often.
    The first dung hills I seen had them. Notice I didn't claim the dung hills.
    Sometimes they appeal to me, other times they repulse me. It all depends on the birds wearing them.

  27. #27
    Senior Member spring creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    alabama
    Posts
    3,521

    Re: White ear lobes

    HeavyD I guess we got to ring there neck. I guess all these big white ear lobes mean these blueface type things birds have road Island red in them.

  28. #28
    Senior Member Quapaw Kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3,117

    Re: White ear lobes

    Sweater had a lot of different versions of Blueface and plenty were cold .. My first stags I raised myself ran in 6 outta 7 hacks . It was the cock , I bred back to the hens and at 7/8 of the hen side they were pit game .
    Last edited by Quapaw Kid; February 6th, 2019 at 11:26 PM.

  29. #29
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    6,001

    Re: White ear lobes

    I've never seen an ear lobe kill a cock. But I never liked those great big colliflower ear lobes. I had a brown red mug, black eyed come with little white ears this year.

  30. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    NW Fla.
    Posts
    1,511

    Re: White ear lobes

    White earlobes has nothing to do with whether a cock is game or not. I've seen and owned fowl that had white earlobes that went the long, long fight and stayed to the end. Some won, some lost. And at the same time, have seen many cocks that had been trimmed really close, removing all signs of white earlobes that fought as game as any fowl. Red earlobes don't automatically mean gameness or not.
    One ancestor of our gamefowl was the Red Jungle Fowl. Some of these show white earlobes. These fowl will not even face except during breeding season and will even run then. What dos this say about any family showing one runner that every entire family should be eliminated when one pops up. Gameness is bred for first for me, but I would Never cull a family or one bird because they had white earlobes. Old time cockers used to cull because their red birds happen to be born with one single white feather somewhere on their body. Go figure. All simple superstition. No actual proof.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •