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I wasn't sure where this would go, so am putting it here.  We've had chickens only a few months, and our first few pullets all seem to have bright golden eyes.  Now we have a 9 week old presumed rooster (Barred Rock) and he's got pretty green eyes.  Does eye color vary by breed?  I know Silkies have dark eyes, but what about others?

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post #2 of 25

I know Australorps have black eyes

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post #3 of 25

All my BRs have orange eyes. My L Brahma X BRs have green eyes, well 2 of those crosses have gray eyes.

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2 - 4 legged kids, Gia & Angel, both are rescues ~~ seems I'm always pickin' up strays of somekind ~~ Spay & neuter  !!! ~~ HELP keep our planet clean ~~ DON'T LITTER !!!!!!!!!!!!  After all, you live here too !!!!!!~~ HomeGrown fanatic~~Buy Local~~ Peace out !
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post #4 of 25

Yup, eye color varies by breeds.. most common are red, golden, and brown. but some come black.. Oriental gamefowl (and maybe more though i haven't seen it) come a gray color a lot of the time.. Maybe other breeds too but those are the only ones i know of.

-Daniel

PS. I've seen some weird eye colors over the years though, some that looked like a mixture of colors..

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post #5 of 25

my barred has green,love her! My others have amber color

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post #6 of 25
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Interesting, our Black Australorps have the amber eyes, too.  As well as the Buff Orpingtons, RIR, Welsummer, and sex-links.  So far the only green-eyed one is our BR.

Thanks for the answers.

post #7 of 25

My RIR's had green eyes that turned orange/red.

My new BO chicks have green eyes too, wonder if they will turn color as they mature?

Don

 
 

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post #8 of 25

My little partridge rock roo (that I found a wonderful home for) has the most BEAUTIFUL green eyes. They seemed to get more and more green as he got older. I never knew chickens could have green eyes!

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I have a variety of different chicken breeds, and also a variety of different eye colors among them.  My favorite eye color was this roo I got from another BYC'er, and while we don't know what he is, he is gorgeous.  We suspect he's possibly a Cuckoo Maran mix cause he has a cuckoo pattern and pink legs.  When I first got him he was about 7 or 8 weeks old, and he had blue eyes!  He was so beautiful!  He is now about 12 weeks old and his eyes have changed from that lovely blue to a light amber that is almost yellow.  He's still a very handsome boy.

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post #10 of 25

How come everyone elses BRs have green and my girls are orange?

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