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Egg Color Chart - Find Out What Egg Color Your Breed Lays

I have seen a lot of posts lately about what color(s) a breed lays, So I made a place to find out. Please give me pictures for the chart here:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=285854

 Breed Egg Color  Pictures
 Ameraucana

 blue (the brown egg is not an Ameraucana egg) 

 

This site: http://www.ameraucana.org/ClubMerchandise.html

it has an Ameraucana egg color chart.

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_ameraucana_eggs.jpg
 Easter Egger  Blue,Green, are common but can come in any color as the last picture shows  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_2_small_green_eggs_and_a_normal_green_egg_9-20_003.jpghttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_wild_color_ees_egg_2-13-10_002.jpghttp://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/gvntofly05/009-3.jpg
 Ancona  white, bottom egg in the picture.

 

 Andalusian  white(2nd carton)  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_andalusian_eggs.jpg
  Araucana  Blue (center egg is the Araucana)  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_araucana_eggs.jpg
  Aseel

 Cream or tinted

(brown egg is the Aseel, white is a store egg)

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_aseel_egg.jpg
 Black Australorp  Brown, but mine look pinkish  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_black_australorp_egg.jpg
  Barnevelder   dark brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_barnevelder_egg.jpg
 Brahma   brown   http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_brahma_eggs.jpg
 Buckeye

 brown

 
 Sicilian Buttercup  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_sicilian_buttercup_eggs.jpg
 Campine   white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_campine_eggs.jpg
 Chantecler  brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_chantecler_egg.jpg
 Cochin  light brown/ cream  
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_cochin_eggs.jpg
 Cornish  light brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_cornish_egg.jpg
Mille Fluer  d'Uccles  cream or tinted  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_mille_fluer_duccles.jpg
 Catalanas  cream or tinted  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_catalanas_egg.jpg
 Crevecoeurs  white  
 Cubalaya  cream or tinted  
 Delaware  brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_delaware_eggs.jpg
 Dominique  brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_dominique_eggs.jpg
 Dorking

 cream or tinted

The dorking egg is in the top left.

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_dorking_egg.jpg
 Dutch Bantam  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_dutch_bantam_eggs.jpg
 Faverolle   cream or tinted   http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_faverolle_egg.jpg
  Hamburg  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_hamburg_egg.jpg
 Holland  white  
 Houdan  white  
 Japanese Bantam  cream or tinted  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_japanese_bantam_egg.jpg
 Java  brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_java_eggs.jpg
 Jersey Giant  brown (egg on the left is a Jersey Giant egg)  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_jersey_giant_egg.jpg
 La Fleche  white

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_la_fleche_egg.jpg

 Lakenvelder  cream or tinted  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_lakenbelder_eggs.jpg
 Langshan  Dark brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_langshan_eggs.jpg
 Leghorn  white

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_white_leghorn.jpg

Malay  light brown  
 Marans

 dark brown, but hatchery birds eggs are not always dark

 

The brown eggs in the top picture are the Marans eggs.

 

The 2nd picture was taken without a flash and the forth with a flash

 

The third picture is an egg from my CMs, but it is a weird/long shape.

 

  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_cuckoo_marans_eggs_.jpg  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_bevsmaranseggs.jpghttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_bullet_egg_from_a_cm_003.jpghttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_fitzfarmseggs_marans.jpg
 Minorca  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_minorca.jpg
 Modern Games  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_modern_game.jpg
 Turken  light brown  
 New Hampshire Red  brown

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_new_hampshire_red.jpg

 Old English Game

 cream or tinted

In Second picture the 1st egg is a Appenzeller Spithauben and the 2nd is an Old English Game

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_old_english_game.jpg

 

 

 Orpington   brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_orpington.jpg
  Phoenix  cream or tinted  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_phoenix.jpg
     
 Polish  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_polish.jpg
 Redcap tinted  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_redcap_eggs.jpg
Rhode Island Red  brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_rir_egg_3-17-10_001.jpghttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_rir.jpg
 Rosecomb  cream or tinted  
 Sebright white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_sebright.jpg
 Silkie  cream or tinted  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_silkie.jpg
 Sultan  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_sultan.jpg
 Sumatra  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_sumata_eggs.jpg
 Sussex  light brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_sussex.jpg
 Welsummer  dark brown

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_welsummer.jpg

 White Faced Black Spanish  white  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_white_faced_black_spanish.jpg
 Wyandotte  brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_wyandotte.jpg
 Yokohama

 cream or tinted    

 

yokohama's egg, compared with a normal sized large-fowl egg and a dollar

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_yokahama.jpg
 Appenzeller Spithauben

 white

First Egg is a Appenzeller Spithauben the second is an Old English Game.

 

 Egyptian Fayoumi  off-white http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_egyptian_fayoumi.jpg
 Cream Legbar  Blue-green/Olive  (egg to the far right is the Cream Legbar)  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_cream_legbar.jpg
Plymouth Rocks  brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_plymouth_rocks.jpg

 Red Sex-links

(Also know as Red Stars,Golden Comet, and about a million other things)

 Brown

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_red_sex-link.jpg
 Penedesece  dark brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_penedesece.jpg
 Icelandic  White  
 Russian Orlofft  Brown with white specks  
 Cream Brabanter  White  

 Black Sex-link

(also known as Black Stars

 brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_black_sex-link.jpg
 Shamo  light brown  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_shamo_eggs.jpg
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   


Please PM me or post about any mistakes on the thread and thanks to all who donated pictures!

Comments (18)

I like it. Excellent chart.
Love it! Thanks for the info!
I wish my Cuckoo Marans would lay eggs that dark! They are from a hatchery though...
This is a very helpful chart. Thanks for putting this together!
I just asked this question - you had already answered it - Thank you a million times over. I don't need a specific color - based on the correct light - once I have an idea - I can contact a breeder and ask them for that! I was trying to work out if I wanted to eat my Black Jersey Giants - if they were laying the light - long skinny eggs.
Now my quest will be, why do they lay the long eggs. Keep up the good work.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the pics, and also to the person posting them. Really enjoying looking through them.
Thanks for the complements! Just a note pictures for some breeds are still needed and can be donated here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/285854/need-egg-pictures-for-egg-color-chart
I'll have to provide you a pic when my white phoenixes start laying again. They lay ice-blue (basically white but blue tinted) eggs
I have nutty orpingtons, they lay from beige to one that's a darkish brown like the Lanshan or New Hampshire, and all colors in-between. They're most likely mutts - came from My Pet Chicken.
Hatcheries do tend to produce birds that lay a variety of shades of eggs as they tend not to breed that carefully to control the quality of some traits.
Thank this really helped! 😄
Awsome
Thanks for this, just love it.
This is a candidate for a stiky.
Love the chart! What about black stars?
Gogetter they are actually at the bottom of the chart after the orginal set up, because of how I set it up, it's hard to add new ones in ahpibetical order. So as a result they tend to end up at the bottom.
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