Leghorn with Brown Eggs?

Mrs Ugh

Songster
Sep 16, 2017
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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!
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EggSighted4Life

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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! View attachment 1310193 View attachment 1310198 View attachment 1310199 View attachment 1310206

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

Maybe a white Rock. :pop

Very common to get the wrong bird at TSC.
 

Mrs Ugh

Songster
Sep 16, 2017
57
39
106
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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