White Leghorn lays beige/pink eggs?

Sphinx

Crowing
10 Years
May 10, 2010
3,224
78
271
Utah
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.
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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?
 

palochknldy

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
123
3
91
Palo, Iowa
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.
 

featherz

Veggie Chick
11 Years
Mar 22, 2010
5,378
500
366
Saratoga County, NY
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?
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
6,372
58
251
Benton (Saline County) AR
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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kada6305

Songster
6 Years
Mar 13, 2013
1,988
74
158
Kersey, Pennsylvania
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.

 

KM Soluition

Hatching
6 Years
Mar 22, 2013
5
0
7
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.
 

Birdine

In the Brooder
Dec 14, 2015
31
2
42
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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