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Leghorns starting laying, others not yet..breed issue?

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I have 2 leghorns, 2 buffs, 1 Barred Rock and 1 Wyandotte.  They are all 20-22 weeks old, with the leghorns being the youngest. however, they started laying almost 2 weeks ago.  The other 4 have not. 

 

Would it help if I sent pics?  Just curious if some breeds take longer than others. 

Rocky is the leader of the coup, but Floppy is the leader of the nest
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It's not at all uncommon for Leghorns to be early layers. Pullets that mature in the fall, generally, can take a bit longer to start laying, than those that mature in the spring/summer.

I'm assuming your 'buffs' are Orpingtons. They can be a bit slow to mature. Rocks and Wyandottes are usually laying by about 25 weeks. The Orpingtons can take a few weeks longer to mature.

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It's not at all uncommon for Leghorns to be early layers. Pullets that mature in the fall, generally, can take a bit longer to start laying, than those that mature in the spring/summer.

I'm assuming your 'buffs' are Orpingtons. They can be a bit slow to mature. Rocks and Wyandottes are usually laying by about 25 weeks. The Orpingtons can take a few weeks longer to mature.

Yes the buffs are Orpingtons.  Thanks, shouldn't be too much longer then :-)

Rocky is the leader of the coup, but Floppy is the leader of the nest
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Rocky is the leader of the coup, but Floppy is the leader of the nest
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Mine are the same age. 7 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island. I'm still waiting on the first egg. Hopefully soon!
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I have the same mix of breeds right now too.The order they started laying was white leghorns barred rocks orpingtons and then the wyandottes.

If  you ain't the lead dog the view never changes!
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