white leghorns

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LVVCHAP, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do all white leghorns lay white eggs?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All purebred White Leghorns will lay white eggs.
     
  3. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 6 white leghorns from tractor supply this past spring and they are laying a light brown egg
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Then they aren't Leghorns, but a production type white bird.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture of your chickens? That would help clear things up.
     
  6. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any recent pics and it is dark now - I'll get back to you
     
  7. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope these help

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have White Rocks, not White Leghorns. The differences are the body shape and the earlobe color (as well as the eggshell color). Leghorns have white earlobes and a thin, angluar body. White Rocks have red earlobes (like yours), and are more heavy set.
     
  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You never know what you are going to get when you buy chickens from a farm or feed store.

    White Plymouth Rocks are good dual-purpose chickens. They lay very well, but not as well as White Leghorns.
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/wrock.html
     
  10. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all - the color of the egg doesn't matter much to me ( my DW was hoping for some white eggs) but I guess it is a lesson learned about where to buy chickens if you want a certain breed

    Thanks again
     

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