White Leghorn egg color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BankerJohn, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 hens... 1 BR, 2 EE, 2 RIR & 2 White Leghorns. I have been told and read often that the White Leghorns will lay white eggs. All were hatched the 2nd week in March 2010. THe last 3 days, I have gotten 6 eggs that are brown or green (EE's).

    Has anyone had or heard of a White Leghorn laying brown eggs?
     
  2. SugarDuck

    SugarDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our 3 white leghorns lay nothing but white eggs? Never heard of them laying a brown egg?
     
  3. 9 Feathers Farm

    9 Feathers Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you sure they are leghorns? What color are their earlobes? Most chickens (there are a couple of exceptions) that have red earlobes will lay brown eggs, the ones with white earlobes will lay white eggs. A true white leghorn should have white earlobes.
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    They could be White Rocks instead of Leghorns. Check the earlobe color, or post a pic
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm guessing you have White Rocks.
     
  6. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    If they have white/greenish lobes they are leghorns...but I thought one of mine was a leghorn and it had red lobes...turned out to be a white rock and it lays brown eggs....


    Hope it helps!

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  7. peewee6765

    peewee6765 Out Of The Brooder

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    i had same problem its probaly white rocks heres a pic( i thought it was leghorn too!but mean chicken seller sold me white rock which was 3 months instead of 6 months)
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  8. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    The good news about White Rocks is that mine (at least) lays a consistently large brown egg most every day!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. brghtii

    brghtii Out Of The Brooder

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    I have what I thought was a leghorn too...solid white. That JUST laid a light brown egg. The same color as my buff orpingtons. I was waiting for a large white egg. I only have one white egg layer, or so I thought. I inherited these (11) and was waiting for them to start laying again. It was a medium almost round egg. Strange!!!!
     
  10. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I misunderstood, lol, but 5 of the 7 hens could lay brown eggs, 3 for sure (BR & RIR's)...are you sure the brown eggs came from your white chickens? Maybe the others are laying the brown eggs?
     
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