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Q: What are wattles? Are they they same thing as earlobes?

A:

Wattles are the red flaps of tissue that hang down beneath a chicken's throat.

chicken with large wattles

Wattles can be large or small, or mostly nonexistent. Bearded birds, for example, have very small wattles hidden in the fluff of their faces. Wattles are thought to be there as one of the ways that chickens can help cool themselves down and regulate their body temperatures.

Note: "Wattles" - what she flutters when she Talks, and "waddles" - what she Does when she walks!

A chicken's earlobes are generally smaller and further back along the sides of his or her head.