why is my leghorn laying brown eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by halfwaynowhere, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there were three brown eggs laid yesterday. so my leghorn is laying brown. My mom is happy, she's wanted all brown eggs, but I was looking forward to a bit more variety. This hen has the biggest bright white earlobes ever. I was disappointed to see the brown egg. Does this mean she's a mutt? I got her from a feed store, she's a hatchery chick, although i can't remember which hatchery they are from. Any ideas what she might be? She's got that lean leghorn build...
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color is she?
     
  3. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's brown, duckwing patterned... I suppose its possible that she's not a leghorn at all, but thats what i always thought...
     
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have something other than a brown leghorn.
    Google brown leghorn, the first item to come has a nice photo of a brown leghorn
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I have a white leghorn that lays a tan egg. She may have something else in her lineage, but to look at, she is all leghorn. We used to raise leghorns when I was growing up and my grandma did also....this gal LOOKS like a "foghorn" [​IMG] but lays like something else.....big, tan eggs!
     
  6. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she really does look like a leghorn, very similar to the pics i found on google... I'll try to get a picture later today, but she's really flighty, so its hard...
    my mom is happy about brown eggs. she was disappointed when we first IDed her as a leghorn, she didn't want any white eggs, thinking they'd look too commercial... still, i was looking forward to a bit of variety...
     
  7. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    flighty = leghorn
     
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  8. onecent

    onecent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have a pearl white leghorn, she used to lay large "WHITE" eggs, since she has been mated with a RIR roo, she lays light tan eggs:idunno!! i put her in a separate pen by her self, just to make sure!![​IMG]
     
  9. judy101

    judy101 New Egg

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    I just got a 9 month old white leghorn 3 days ago,she is a picture perfect white leghorn and laying brown eggs. I'm very disappointed I don't eat brown call me crazy. anyone know what might make this happen? thanks Judy
     
  10. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judy I'll be happy to call you crazy for not eating brown eggs.

    Your crazy. ;-)
     

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