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Looking for Black chickens that lay a variety of colors

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Hey all, looking to start chickens.  I'm wanting an all black chicken flock, but with a variety of egg color.  I'm have black astrolops and black sexlinks recommended to me for brown eggs.  What do you recommend for a black chicken that lays white eggs, blue eggs, and green eggs (or any onther color I'm not aware of!).  I would prefer if they were good egg layers, but I can sacrifice a little for color.  Thanks everyone!

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Black Mincora lay white eggs.

black Ameraucana lay blue eggs.

I'm not aware of a black pure bred that lays green eggs, but it's easy enough to get a black EE that lays green eggs, if you're breeding from a black Ameraucana.

Rachel BB

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Jersey Giants lay light brown/cream eggs. Langshans have feathered legs and lay darker brown than sexlinks and Australorps; some even look purple.

Some all black white egg layers are Minorcas, La Fleche, and White Faced Black Spanish. For a bit of visual interest, Anconas are black with white 'speckling'.

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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

Black Mincora lay white eggs.

black Ameraucana lay blue eggs.

I'm not aware of a black pure bred that lays green eggs, but it's easy enough to get a black EE that lays green eggs, if you're breeding from a black Ameraucana.

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Jersey Giants lay light brown/cream eggs. Langshans have feathered legs and lay darker brown than sexlinks and Australorps; some even look purple.

Some all black white egg layers are Minorcas, La Fleche, and White Faced Black Spanish. For a bit of visual interest, Anconas are black with white 'speckling'.

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