looks like brown leghorn.. but not..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bluefeather2697, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this hen is for sale online here in our area. it looks like a brown leghorn to me. although it has white earlobes, lays large brown eggs.
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Guess she could be a cross bred with a Welsummer. It's VERY RARE to have a chicken with white earlobes lay brown eggs.

    BTW.... the eggs in that picture were NOT all laid by the same hen.
     
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  3. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge Penedesenca? I thought they had gray legs, but what do I know?
     
  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penes are known for laying really dark eggs, yet having white earlobes.
     
  5. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i don't know if that's her eggs, but my uncle already bought five of these hens, and it really lays brown eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wood&feathers :

    Partridge Penedesenca? I thought they had gray legs, but what do I know?

    when i browsed chicken breeds, i thought it was too, but her legs are yellow. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Its not a purebreed that is in the standard it looks like a hatchery Leghorn, there is someone that has made blue egg laying brown leghorns that are bred to standard
     
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a current picture of the hen in question? Which egg(s) are her's? I agree that she is most likely a cross, probably some type of production cross. It is not rare for a chicken with white earlobes to lay brown eggs or red earlobes to lay white eggs. That is just in many pure breeds to go by the earlobe color, but there are even some of these that don't go by the "rule".
     

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