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What type of chickens give you certain colored eggs?

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I just wanted to make a list of chickens that have pretty colored eggs opposed from the standard white and light brown. What type of chickens lay "Easter" type eggs such as blue, green, pink, speckled, olive, and dark chocolate brown?

 

6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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post #2 of 6

im not to sure on some breeds but i will list what i do know:

 

cuckoo marans: dark chocolate brown 

welsummer: terra cotta

aracauna/ameracauna: blue-ish green

whiting true blue: blue

most chickens with red earlobes: brown

most chickens with white earlobes: white

olive eggers: olive


Edited by applebutter14 - 3/7/16 at 1:50pm
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Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

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post #3 of 6
I use hatchery websites like My Pet Chicken since they categorize their breeds by egg color. There's also this Egg Color Chart on BYC. There's another handy chart but I need to refind it first. tongue.png
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post #4 of 6

If you go to mypetchicken.com under day old chicks on the left side, they break them down by egg color.  I'm sure it's not all-inclusive but it is a good place to start your search.

18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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post #5 of 6

Easter Eggers (Commonly mislabeled as Americana by hatcheries, true Ameraucanas or Araucanas are rare) lay green, blue, or pink, or occasionally plain brown.

True Ameraucanas or Araucanas lay blue eggs.

Olive Eggers will lay, well, olive eggs.

Black Copper Marans (BCM) lay dark brown.

Hope this helps!

-Banti

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Here's a sample of this week's offerings with regular brown eggs for comparison.  The pink egg in the middle is from a Barred Rock (watched her lay it and several other identical eggs), and the lighter pink-brown in the bottom row is from one of the Easter Eggers, and of course the green egg is from another Easter Egger.  The remaining eggs are from Speckled Sussex, Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, another Barred Rock.

 

 

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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