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Hatched from a white egg, but laying brown?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pintobean, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. pintobean

    pintobean New Egg

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    I hatched this little lady from a white egg, and she has now begun laying light pinkish brown eggs. She is five months old and I thought she was a leghorn, but now I have no idea... Any thoughts? Thank you!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If she was hatched from a white egg and is laying brown eggs, she's a mixed breed (probably some type of dual purpose rooster crossed with a White Leghorn hen).
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Agree she's a mixed breed. A Leghorn would be pure white, she's a smoky color. Brown eggs are dominant over white, so one brown egger parent will give brown egger offspring.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    mixed breed hen
     
  5. hicksfamily

    hicksfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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