Meyer hatchery is a fabulous option if you want both blue and chocolate brown eggs, @lancasterflock. I've bought 25 chickens and 6 ducks out of our 38 birds from this wonderful business and had nothing but wonderful experiences with their product. My Meyer Cream Legbar, Arlene, lays a stunning blue egg for our cartons rather than green, so I couldn't be more pleased with her! Albeit they haven't yet begun laying as of yet, I also have two Ameraucanas from Meyer who will provide us with even more lovely blue eggs. These aren't the typical mislabeled feed store Easter Eggers, either, but true blue Ameraucanas who are simply adorable. Although EEs have been known to lay blue, it seems to be rather uncommon, seeing as most are known for a classic blue-green to mint green. Only one of my 4 lays a pretty blue egg, and the others lay olive, blue-green, and mint, but this doesn't bother me in the least. Who could go without some lovely green eggs in the mix?
My Black Copper Marans from Meyer gives us those impressive dark eggs frequently, living up to her heritage and claim to fame. Of course, there are exceptions out there who don't lay the typical chocolate egg, but it seems that most do. Also, another good option is a Blue Splash Marans for personality, eye candy, and a decently dark egg.
If you have any questions concerning who laid what, I'll be happy to answer!
Edited by Alexandra33 - 11/21/15 at 10:05am