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post #11 of 19

Her legs should be yellow if it is a leghorn.  They look pink/white in the picture-what color are they?  smile

post #12 of 19

her shape looks like a leghorn - white rocks are stockier (I have a brown leghorn and other than color they are identical) - and I also had a white rock.  She should lay medium/large white eggs.  If it's a small egg and it's dark cream to white - it's a silkie egg.  I've seen silkie eggs that are white, and some that look light brown.


Edited by DTRM30 - 8/4/11 at 1:00pm
post #13 of 19

She does look like a leghorn. Her legs could be pale due to her age (she is 2 right?) and that would account for them not being as yellow, but they look more slate colored. It is possible she is a mix then. You are right her earlobe is white. Interesting!

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post #14 of 19
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Well I don't know how old she is! I bought her from an old lady down the street and she said that she was a leghorn!! But I think she is kinda old!! She was the first chicken I ever got!! Besides the roo that showed up at my house!!( he is the one that got me started) but she hasn't laid since I got her:(

27 goats. 10 horses. 3 red silkies. 3 blue silkies. 2 Japanese bantams. 1 Dominique. 1 white leghorn. 6 coturnix quail. 5 red golden pheasants. 1 cat. 1 english bulldog.
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27 goats. 10 horses. 3 red silkies. 3 blue silkies. 2 Japanese bantams. 1 Dominique. 1 white leghorn. 6 coturnix quail. 5 red golden pheasants. 1 cat. 1 english bulldog.
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Edited by msm123 - 7/19/12 at 11:08pm
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post #17 of 19

Your post is very similar to my experience.  I have never had chickens before a couple of months ago.

I bought three point of lay hens.  I was told they were 20 weeks old but only the white leghorn had a comb and wattles.  After 6 weeks the black australorp had a comb and wattles and the isa brown is only developing them in the last week.

 

After 7.5 weeks I finally got a small light brown egg.  The white leghorn was hanging around the nest box that morning so I thought it was her.  Someone told me that white leghorns can only lay white eggs so I wasn't sure anymore it was the white leghorn.  Two days later I had a small white and a small light brown egg.

 

This morning the white leghorn was in the nest box and when she got out there was a light brown egg still warm. 

 

So I am wondering is she a pure white leghorn or is she sitting on another chickens eggs?  Or can white leghorns lay brown eggs?

 

I had put in two fake eggs to give them the right idea and the real eggs are always next to them.

post #18 of 19

All of the White Leghorns I have ever had laid very large, white eggs. All of the Silkies I have ever owned (whatever their color) laid light brown/cream colored, smallish eggs.hu.gif

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Originally Posted by Bunnylady View Post

All of the White Leghorns I have ever had laid very large, white eggs. All of the Silkies I have ever owned (whatever their color) laid light brown/cream colored, smallish eggs.hu.gif

 

Thanks for the reply.  My leghorn must be sitting on another chicken's egg.

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