Any ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blueggsandspam, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. blueggsandspam

    blueggsandspam Out Of The Brooder

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    Brought them home under the impression they were brown egg layers but we have gotten whites eggs 3 days now and never had them before. Any ideas?
     
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first is a brown leghorn, which lays white eggs. The second looks like a partridge rock, which would lay brown eggs. Some would call them "cream" or "tinted". My partridge rocks have been laying very lightly tinted, almost whitish eggs.
     
  3. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the chickens ear lobes are colored a non-white color than they are gonna lay a non-white egg even if it is so close to white that you cant tell the difference, it will have a little color in it, but sometimes the earlobe can be a very very light tan color and super hard to tell..... if your chicken has a white ear lobe than it will lay a white egg.

    colby
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd take blazejester's word about the second hen, but that first one is definately a brown leghorn, a white egg laying machine. They eat almost nothing, aren't the friendliest as a rule, and crank out large white eggs almost daily.
     
  5. blueggsandspam

    blueggsandspam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone
     

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