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White Leghorn lays beige/pink eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sphinx, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am 99.9% sure it's my white leghorn. She's been laying for 3 weeks today, and has only missed two or so days since then. If I go outside at about the time I find an egg, she's the only one I've ever found in the hen house.

    However, the eggs she lays aren't pure white. They look *almost* white, but not exactly.

    I'm really sad because today, she laid one that was that same beige-y color, but with white speckles. Unfortunately, my five year old was so excited by it that she grabbed it and dropped it on the tile floor. [​IMG]

    Here's a photo of hers compared with a storebought white egg.
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    Anyway, I've wondered about the fact that I'm sure she's a mutt. She has the occasional black feather, and I've wondered if maybe that's the cause of the color variation.

    Here's Clover:
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    So, what do you think?
     
  2. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks a little like mine and I was told it was a California White. She also is laying "tinted" white eggs. They seem to have just a little pink or beige tint to them.
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    My leghorns are snow white with white earlobes no black feathers and I was thinking the same thing. The eggs ARE white, but not as chalky white as a storebought white egg. maybe it's due to the washing process the storeboughts go through?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Black flecking indicates some other blood in addition to leghorn.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yes she looks like a half white leghorn and they DO lay slightly off-white colored eggs.


    These girls are the result of my RIR roo over White Leghorn hens:
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    And they lay the off white colored eggs in the center row:
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  6. Garryscowgirl

    Garryscowgirl New Egg

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    My white leghorns eggs look exactly like yours does. Same beige color and im sure its hers.
     
  7. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn layed an offwhite color egg today as well.ill get a picture later.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  8. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our egg we found this morning. It is either from our leghorn or a duck egg, but wouldn't a duck egg be bigger? anyway here is a picture comparing it to a store bought egg.

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  9. KM Soluition

    KM Soluition New Egg

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    I have the same problem except mine were called California white becuase they have some black speckles in the hends. The eggs are not as white as I was told they would be, the are beige.
     
  10. Birdine

    Birdine Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes. I went out to the nesting boxes this morning and found a super tiny egg the size of a tablespoon the only chickens i have that lay white eggs are my silkie and 4 white leghorns. It was a creamy beige color like yours. I didn't know if it was the silkie or leghorn. Anyone know if the first egg is maybe a creamy color?
     

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