White Leghorn Egg Color

KatieG509

Chirping
Jan 5, 2017
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Westminster, Colorado
Hello! Just a random question- do white leghorns ever lay brown eggs?We have a 25-ish week old leghorn, who I thought would lay white ones, but we haven’t seen any white eggs yet. Instead, I’m getting a small brown egg that is either coming from her or one of our Australorps who hasn’t laid an egg in like 8 months.

Thanks!
 

Acre4Me

Crossing the Road
Nov 12, 2017
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Western Ohio
We had dark brown Leghorns that took FOREVER to lay. The first one laid an egg around 36 weeks, then around 44 weeks, the the third girl hadn’t started laying yet when we sold them at 45 weeks, and they were hatched in Feb, so had plenty of light. But, Leghorns only lay white eggs.
 

BigBlueHen53

We will get through this... together!
Mar 5, 2019
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62,045
1,167
SE Missouri, USA
I have 5 Brown Leghorns in my flock (also some EE, BO and a couple of miscellaneous) and I get 4 white eggs and a very light cream one from the BLs. It's almost white, but not quite as white as the others. These birds are from Myers hatchery. If all the eggs looked the same as the cream one, I would assume they were white; it is only because the other four are brighter white that I can see the difference. This cream egg is a little more translucent than the others.
 

Manhen

Songster
Jul 15, 2019
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Illinios
I have 5 Brown Leghorns in my flock (also some EE, BO and a couple of miscellaneous) and I get 4 white eggs and a very light cream one from the BLs. It's almost white, but not quite as white as the others. These birds are from Myers hatchery. If all the eggs looked the same as the cream one, I would assume they were white; it is only because the other four are brighter white that I can see the difference. This cream egg is a little more translucent than the others.
Mine came from Cackle Hatchery in Missouri. I wonder if I should cull that egg from the hatching batch?
 

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