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What chicken will lay white or brown?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1st time, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. 1st time

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    I have 4 white leghorns 2 buff orpingtons and 1 partridge rock. I am getting white light brown and dark brown. I read the the leghorns are whit but when i actually seen her lay a light brown i was confused. I done some searching on the net and on the BYC and found i could have white rocks. I have read if a chicken has red earlobes the will lay brown and if they have white earlobes they lay white eggs. I am go8ng to try to post picks of them. Can anyone give me advice? [​IMG]
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    What is the third one down, that might be giving you white eggs, the Orpingtons lay light brown, the rocks should lay medium brown.
     
  3. 1st time

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    I bought the 4 white one at a local tractor supply and was told they were leghorns but I have actually seen 2 of them lay light brown. 1 of them has a lot of red at the tips of her fethers she is onix. I know she lays light brown.
     
  4. 1st time

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    Could some of my white eggs be from my ducks? I just feel I only have 1 duck egg but have gotten several of them after the big white egg.[​IMG]
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those do look like duck eggs.
     
  6. 1st time

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    But most of the white one are small for duck I would think.[​IMG]
     
  7. 1st time

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  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    What kind of ducks, the shells look like duck eggs and I think the big one is a double yolker.
     
  9. 1st time

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    They are khaki campbell. I just remembered years ago when my mother in law had ducks the duck eggs were fairly large. And most of these white ones don't really look real large. All I know is she had white ducks and they were about the same as my KC.
     
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I don't see white eggs [​IMG]. I see cream or light brown, which are genetically brown, not white. White eggs are white-white, like store bought eggs.
     

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