Brown leghorn with red earlobes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilyLovesBugs, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can Brown Leghorns have red earlobes? Because mine does, she hasn't laid that I know of, so do you think she'll lay white eggs?
     
  2. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be a welsummer? Brown leghorns and welsummers have similar coloring, and both have single combs. However, the welsummer has red earlobes and lays a brown egg. Their body shapes are a little different. I haven't had chickens long enough to know if a leghorn can have red earlobes. Do you have a photo of the girl in question?
     
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  3. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really sorry, too cold to take pictures...
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to correct one thing. Brown leghorns can have single combs or rose combs, and there are varieties of each in light brown or dark brown. The Danish brown leghorn only has a single comb, though.

    Leghorns have white earlobes and lay white eggs.

    I think you have a Welsummer, as was mentioned. That breed looks a lot like a single comb brown leghorn, but Welsummers are larger and lay dark brown eggs.

    How old is your hen? Hopefully it will lay an egg soon and you will have a better idea about the breed.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If you bought her from a hatchery, they are known to do some crossing that can result in atypical traits like wrong comb and/or leg color so I would guess that it could happen. It's also possible you have a Welsummer or a game hen but without photos [​IMG]
     
  6. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I meant to say "both can have single combs". I have rose comb browns- as you can see in my avatar.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not a leghorn. All the many leghorn varieties have white earlobes. Along with the others, I would guess that she is a Welsummer or cross bred.
     
  8. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang, all of our hens lay brown eggs, I really wanted a white egger. I am posting some pictures
     
  9. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a Welsummer, she's lays such pretty eggs that completely covered in speckles.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Now let us see her!
     

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