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BROWN EGG SHELLS ARE PALE IN COLOR

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by STYME59, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. STYME59

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    I HAVE BROWN LEGHORNS. ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF OLD. THE EGG SHELLS ARE NOT A RICH BROWN COLOR ANYMORE AND ARE PALE TO ALMOST WHITE IN COLOR. CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHY?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    :welcome!

    Are you sure you have brown leghorns? Leghorns lay white eggs.

    Regarding the egg color, it is not uncommon in breeds that lay dark brown eggs to have the egg color get paler throughout the laying season. After they take a break for the winter and start up again in the spring they will go back to being a rich brown again.
     
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  3. STYME59

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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    The birds pictured on that site listed as brown leghorns aren't leghorns at all, they're red sex links :/ That's either very dishonest of the hatchery or very misinformed, neither of which is good. At any rate, it explains why you're getting brown eggs and not white.
     
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  5. STYME59

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    THANKS, THAT'S WHY WHEN I GOT MY SECOND BATCH FROM ANOTHER PRODUCER HE CALLED THEM RSL'S. LOL
     
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