Have white earlobes but lay brown!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crash0330, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you huys help me determine the breed or breeds of my little hen, I hatched her out of eggs I bought from a guy thought they'll all be pure bred but turns out maybe they aren't after all.
    She's red but has kind of a double penciled pattern on her feather barely noticeable but its there!
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  2. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That gorgeous hen has red earlobes, so it's normal that she lays brown eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    she looks like a RIR
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    She probably has a white egg-layer in her ancestry, but her lobes aren't the straight white that a leghorn or other white-layer will have so it isn't too surprising that she is laying brown eggs.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks like a Production Red x Brown Leghorn.

    Often you can indeed cross a white layer with a brown layer and get a brown egg laying bird with white dusted earlobes.

    Also, the earlobe rule doesn't always apply. Penedesencas have white earlobes and lay very dark brown eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah the're not 100% white but she always has more white on her earlobes then red.
     
  7. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you guys think maybe a Game X Production red would be possible. Im thinking cuz I also hatched out what I thought it was a Game Silver Duckwing out of the same batch of eggs, and she also lays brown. Thats her
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  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I too thought Brown Leghorn at first, or maybe some Welsummer in her?
     

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