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My white leghorn is laying non-white eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheep, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Cheep

    Cheep Songster

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    Daisy herself is very white & everyone I have shown the eggs to, can not tell if they are white, or very light brown.

    The egg I just collected I know she laid, & is definitely light brown. I know it is hers, because I heard someone doing the egg song, & rushed out to check the next box. The egg was still warm.
    This is the 1st egg from her; it was basically white with bright yellow streaks, like a badly dyed easter egg. I thought it was yolk, but no, it was not even cracked.

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    She sure looks like pure leghorn, to me, FWIW. But the eggs are really not white.
     
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  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Are Daisy's earlobes red or white?
     
  3. sunflowerenvy

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    some time my leghorn lay light brown eggs to and the next day it is more whiter.one of my leghorn are starting to lay large egg every third day. they start to lay mid july [​IMG]
     
  4. Cheep

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    Her ears are (believe it or not) green. I took a photo, which doesn't show very well, but they ARE green [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cheep

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    Daisy, with green earlobes sort of washed out (in the photo only). In real life, definitely light lime-green
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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    I would bet they are White Plymouth Rock (White Rocks) hens. Check out the short comb on the hen in the foreground. White Leghorns have long floppy combs and their earlobes are white. Also the hen in the foreground looks to be too big (bulky) to be a Leghorn. Ok...OP posted pic after I typed this. The hen has off white earlobe...short comb indicates it could be mixed with a White Rock. White Rocks lay brown eggs, if she's mixed with a Leghorn....then you should have lighter colored eggs.
     
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  7. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Songster

    She's a lot cuter than my leghorn! Maybe she's something else?
     
  8. Cheep

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    Today's egg:
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  9. pattgal

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    Quote:OMG! my leghorn has those green ears too. these are my first chickens so i didn't think much about it until now. I don't even know for sure that she is a leghorn, she came in mixed up with my meat kings and we thought it was a runt until it was obviously something else. But definitely exactly like the lime green you describe.
     
  10. Cheep

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    They will be 22 weeks on Aug 24, so when the dual photo was taken, they were ~19 weeks. Maybe their combs will flop over as they mature?
     

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