folded/ floppy ear in newborn

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Jenna, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

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    Jan 7, 2009
    Hi!!! If a newborn kid is born with a folded ear will it straighten on it's own? It is " floppy" half the way to the tip. Do I have to splint it? :help: The kid is now 24 hours old. Thanks!
     
  2. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Haha no you don't need to splint it

    It will straighten up on its own just fine- give it a few days

    Its just the way the ear was pressed inside the womb, thats all :)
     

  3. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

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    Jan 7, 2009
    What a relief! That's what I thought but I heard you had to splint nubian newborn's ears sometimes and this kid is out of one of the nicest crosses of the year, didn't want to take any chances! THANKS!! :greengrin:
     
  4. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    I had an alpine kid born looking like a nubian kid. Mom was so disapointed when romeos "doofy" ears were up and straight three days after birth.
    beth
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    most of my nigerians have floppy ears when born but then they stand up after a couple hours to days
     
  6. Feathers-N-Fur

    Feathers-N-Fur New Member

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    Oct 29, 2009
    I have a Boer/Nubian cross doe whose ears never unfolded. The same breeding the next year, the kid with folded ears, they straighten out by themselves. Look at the inside of the fold. Cocoa's ears seemed to have formed with that fold, there wasn't enough skin for them to straighten.
    I hope you don't have the same thing, just wanted to give another perspective.
     
  7. mnspinner

    mnspinner New Member

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    Aug 13, 2008
    There are certain bloodlines too that produce heavier ears that flop. I've had at least a few NDs whose ears didn't go all the way up for quite some time.
     
  8. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

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    Jan 7, 2009
    Thanks all!! Her ears are almost normal,Just a little droopy at the tip. Thanks for all your opinions and suggestions!