Leghorn, but brown egg?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sprawli, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. sprawli

    sprawli Out Of The Brooder

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    So we have two pullets that we thought were Leghorns: White feathers, yellow shanks, single comb. Today I went out to find one of them (Hans) in the nesting box. When she got up, she had an egg - I think her first egg - stuck to her vent feathers. But the egg wasn't white! It was light brown! Can a White Leghorn lay brown eggs?
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, but I bet if you can post a picture or two somebody will be able to tell you what you have. I'm not very knowledgable about white chickens, I freerange and decided against getting any because I thought they would be too much of a target for the occasional predator.
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Maybe you were accidently sold a White Plymouth Rock pullet. They're heavier in body than a Leghorn, but have yellow legs, single combs and lay light brown eggs. Can you post a pic of your pullet?
     
  4. BC_Farms

    BC_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be a White Plymouth Rock. White leghorns are pretty scrawny, plymouth rocks are fat. Also leghorns have white earlobes/circles on the side of their face. Other than that they look pretty similar...when we got our white rocks the previous owner told us they were a white leghorn/mix.
     
  5. sprawli

    sprawli Out Of The Brooder

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    OK. Here are some photos...

    This one is Hans in back and Franz in front:
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    This is a good body shot of Hans:
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    This is a headshot of Hans:
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    Another body shot:
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    So what do you think?

    By the way, I know they're pullets, but my kids named all the others and these two were big and white. Hans and Franz seemed fitting! [​IMG]
     
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  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Not an expert here but the red earlobes mean they aren't leghorns.. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    White Rocks.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:X's 2

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  9. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, those are definitely not leghorns.

    You have two white rocks there. aka white Plymouth Rocks.

    The good news is they're a great breed!
     
  10. sprawli

    sprawli Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet! Guess I better change my signature! [​IMG]
     

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