Do any Leghorns lay brown eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Vicki B., Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Vicki B.

    Vicki B. Chirping

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    Just bought 8 pullet chicks from the feed store they said they are brown Leghorns and they will lay brown eggs. I cannot find anything online about any Leghorns that lay brown eggs? Maybe the lady at the feed store doesn't know what she is talking about?Does anyone know of brown Leghorns laying brown eggs? They definitely act like Leghorns they are feathering out already and they are very flighty even though they are only 2 weeks old.
     
  2. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    All leghorns lay white eggs.
     
  3. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

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    They lay white eggs
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!!
    People who work in the feed stores (and home improvement stores too), in MY experience, rarely know what they are talking about.
    ALL leghorns lay white eggs.
     
  5. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    We had Dark Brown Leghorns. They laid a white egg
     
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  6. BirdsBeesTrees

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    We have Brown leghorns and they lay white eggs. However we have white Leghorn cross with Black Australorp (from the hatchery) and they lay light brown eggs.
     
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  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    This hybrid you mention is called an Austra white so it is not a leghorn and will not lay a white egg. They typically lay a cream colored egg.
     
  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    There's a story on here somewhere about a couple going to the feed store and being told that, whatever colour the chick is, that's the colour of eggs it'll lay as an adult.

    I need to buy me some of those Blue Plymouth Rocks.
     
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  9. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Crowing

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    So you’re telling me this is not true? Does that mean the brown cows don’t make chocolate milk?
     
  10. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Of course brown cows make chocolate milk! And black-and-white ones make rotten milk, which is why they should only be used for beef.
     

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