Leghorns??? Tan eggs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lucysmom002, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take some pictures for you tomorrow. I have two chickens that are supposed to be Buff Leghorns. They look like leghorns. They have yellow ears. One of them started laying smaller/medium sized tanish eggs. Aren't Leghorns supposed to lay white eggs?

    I really don't care, they are pets and the eggs are bonus but I'm just curious.
     
  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I looked around on the net real briefly and got mixed results. One website said they laid white eggs another said their eggs can come with a tint due to the distant cochin cross. They certainly sound like buff leghorns. I'll wait for the pictures before I make any final guesses.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pure bred leghorns lay white eggs.
     
  4. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that same info on the net. One site said they can have the "tint". This egg was a tan egg. I'll take pics today. When I bought them, I saw the kid's other Leghorns. They were white but positively Leghorns. These chickens look like Leghorns other than, they do not carry their tail like a leghorn.
    I'll get pics very shortly.
     
  5. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the greatest pics, my camera kept dying. This is ONE of my Leghorns.

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    same bird, the ears are yellow

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    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it's hers? She seems close to laying age but not quite, her comb should be a bit larger before she starts laying.
     
  7. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the egg was not hers. The hen that laid the egg has a much larger comb and it's very red. The hen pictured is a hen I got with her at the same time though. Her comb is much smaller and not red and she's not laying.
    Otherwise they look identical. Is she a Buff Leghorn?

    My camera is not working properly. It kept shutting off. Not sure if it was battery or camera issues. I took these pics with our old camera. The chickens wouldn't stand still.
     

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