My Leghorns Laying brown Eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peewee6765, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. peewee6765

    peewee6765 Out Of The Brooder

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    My leghorn [​IMG] (scared of me btw) is laying brown eggs and the other is laying white.Is it just because it started laying 2 days ago?
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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How brown is brown and are you sure it is a leghorn, not a white rock?
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I would have to say that the leghorn laying brown eggs is not a leghorn. Not sure what breed it might be but if you post pictures I am sure someone could help you with the breed.
     
  4. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics please..leghorns lay white eggs.White legs lay snow white eggs.Colored leghorns lay more of a very lightly tinted egg that will many times look white until you compare it to a white.However none lay any shade of brown...there are white chickens that lay brown eggs though...white rocks Rhode Island White and others
     
  5. peewee6765

    peewee6765 Out Of The Brooder

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    i cant put up an image can someone help
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Red ear lobes= white rock. Leghorns have white earlobes.[​IMG]
     
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  7. punky rooster

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  8. peewee6765

    peewee6765 Out Of The Brooder

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    thx
     
  9. BukBukMama

    BukBukMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm confused here too... my leghorns are laying, I have 20 of them, and also 15 black jersey giants that are younger, only about 3.5 months old. I am getting both large white and small brown eggs. Is it possible the giants are laying already???? Ok, I know where their ears are, but where exactly is the earlobe?
     
  10. geina

    geina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched five hens from a leghorn white and mine look like mama but three lay brown eggs two lite brown one darker but daddy is mixed (Cochin/maran) and I have always been told dads dad determines egg color. Anyone else ever heard this? Either way they are big beautiful eggs and I hatched them so I am happy.
     

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