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Hatched from a white egg, but laying brown?!

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I hatched this little lady from a white egg, and she has now begun laying light pinkish brown eggs. She is five months old and I thought she was a leghorn, but now I have no idea... Any thoughts? Thank you!
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If she was hatched from a white egg and is laying brown eggs, she's a mixed breed (probably some type of dual purpose rooster crossed with a White Leghorn hen).

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Agree she's a mixed breed. A Leghorn would be pure white, she's a smoky color. Brown eggs are dominant over white, so one brown egger parent will give brown egger offspring.

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mixed breed hen

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Agree she's a mixed breed. A Leghorn would be pure white, she's a smoky color. Brown eggs are dominant over white, so one brown egger parent will give brown egger offspring.

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Agree she's a mixed breed. A Leghorn would be pure white, she's a smoky color. Brown eggs are dominant over white, so one brown egger parent will give brown egger offspring.


Agreed.

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If she was hatched from a white egg and is laying brown eggs, she's a mixed breed (probably some type of dual purpose rooster crossed with a White Leghorn hen).

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If she was hatched from a white egg and is laying brown eggs, she's a mixed breed (probably some type of dual purpose rooster crossed with a White Leghorn hen).

Agreed

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Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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