Leghorn with Brown Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs Ugh, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Mrs Ugh

    Mrs Ugh Chirping

    Sep 16, 2017
    Central Virginia
    I know they are supposed to lay white eggs but I'd swear one of mine is laying brown eggs. I did buy her from TSC (as an Isa Brown), so perhaps she is something else? Here is my rationale: 1) I have 10 hens (4 leghorns, 3 Isa Browns, 2 Australorpes, and 1 Buff Orpington) about 7 months old, and I have gotten 10 eggs on several days. I have never gotten more than 3 white eggs in one day. 2) I often see one "leghorn" (Pipsqueek) sitting on a nest, but when I collect eggs, the nest has a brown egg in it.
    Any thoughts? Is she really laying brown eggs? Is she really just barren not actually laying? Maybe she is some other kind of hen? Photos attached! IMG_20180325_101146.jpg IMG_20180325_101104.jpg IMG_20180325_101058.jpg IMG_20180325_101118.jpg
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    See the red ear lobes? That's NOT a leghorn. ;)

    Maybe a white Rock. :pop

    Very common to get the wrong bird at TSC.
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I agree, not a leghorn. Body type and earlobes say White Rock to me.
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Agree, she's a White Rock. They lay brown eggs.
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

    Sep 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    She’s a White Plymouth Rock
  6. Mrs Ugh

    Mrs Ugh Chirping

    Sep 16, 2017
    Central Virginia
    Thank you all for solving my mystery. I have been going crazy waiting for that fourth white egg! I see the red ear lobes now, very different from the others!

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