Her legs should be yellow if it is a leghorn. They look pink/white in the picture-what color are they?
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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
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!
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:(
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.
Thanks for the reply. My leghorn must be sitting on another chicken's egg.