Whats the difference between a White Pearl and a Leghorn?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Or are they the same? [​IMG]
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    There are many different breeds of leghorn.
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually, a Leghorn is a breed. There are different colors and types, but they are all the same breed.

    A White Pearl is a commercial variety bred for egg production and efficiency. I'm pretty sure White Pearls have more than just Leghorn in their background, but I don't know.
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Definately better said than what I put. You said what I meant, which did not come out quite right.

    I know I have seen "White pearl leghorns" advertized by a hatchery before, but darned if I know where.

    I will be quiet now. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    "Pearl White" is a variety or specific strain of white leghorn.
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:McMurray hatchery. X2, Mac in Wisco .
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for all your input guys!

    Do White Pearl Leghorns still lay white eggs (because they have another breed in them)?

    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    The "white pearl" is an industrial strain of White Leghorns, if I'm not mistaken. So, yes they should lay white eggs.
    Mitch [​IMG]
     
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  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Actually, a Leghorn is a breed. There are different colors and types, but they are all the same breed.

    A White Pearl is a commercial variety bred for egg production and efficiency. I'm pretty sure White Pearls have more than just Leghorn in their background, but I don't know.

    I think you are correct there. I have some bantam leghorns and just love them. They are good show lines and still lay almost everyday. And mine are also good mothers. I have been wishing for some Large fowl leghorns for years, but I have only so much space. When I had the 8 lt brown bantam leghorns they were just a joy to watch. They would range in my yard (I lived closer to town then) And make these funny noises but all 8 of them were always together away from the other chickens. Running in a pack. Just hillarious antics because of their foraging abilities.
     
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  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I have some of McMurray's Pearl White Leghorns and sold a bunch more of them this spring. Great birds. Excellent layers.
     

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