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Does anyone have chickens that lay true pink eggs? What kind are they? I have heard of this, but have not seen any. If you do, do you have pictures of them? I have a mixed pen that I want to use for laying colorful eggs. So far I have the basic white, brown, and green egg layers in my pen. I also have some chicks that should grow up to lay olive colored eggs. fl So now I am interested in finding some pink egg layers or other unique colors.

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I hear that EEs can sometimes lay pink eggs. Mine haven't started to lay yet but I've seen pics on here that other's have.

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I have 25 EEs coming within the next couple of days from MPC. They were supposed to be  mailed today. I assumed they would all lay green eggs, though. It would be nice if some would be pink or a different color. I took advantage of their offer for 25 EEs, all pullets, that they emailed out a couple of weeks ago.

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My Buff Orpington hen lays pink eggs, kind of mauve.  I have read that some other Buff Orps do too, but they are typically supposed to lay brown.  The other two families on the block have brown eggs from their Buffs, and their chicks both came from Welp hatchery.  My BO as a chick came from a feed store, and I think they get them from Ideal, but I am not positive. 

Here is a picture of the pink egg next to my Barred Rock's egg.  My BR lays a medium brown with white speckles.  BR on the left.  BO on the right.  The photo doesn't do it justice; it looks more pink in person.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/20741_p1180432.jpg

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post #5 of 27

I had a delaware that laid beautiful, pinky-purple eggs... she got foxed.

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post #6 of 27

I personally don't have any, but I know of several BYC'ers who have EEs and lay pink eggs. Not very common, but it happens.

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Originally Posted by GardeNerd 

My Buff Orpington hen lays pink eggs, kind of mauve.  I have read that some other Buff Orps do too, but they are typically supposed to lay brown.  The other two families on the block have brown eggs from their Buffs, and their chicks both came from Welp hatchery.  My BO as a chick came from a feed store, and I think they get them from Ideal, but I am not positive. 

Here is a picture of the pink egg next to my Barred Rock's egg.  My BR lays a medium brown with white speckles.  BR on the left.  BO on the right.  The photo doesn't do it justice; it looks more pink in person.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/20741_p1180432.jpg


Yep...that is the color of the eggs that my Buff O has been laying...we wondered if it was her that was doin it!!   They are a pink mauvy and with occasional speckles...yep....now I know which of my hens it is !!  Thanks!! smile

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Every day is a gift, so,  live it well.   Hello, my name is Mary Ann and I am  spendin  my time between my wonderful hubby       , kids , grandkids, greatgranddaughter       pets, and  25 hens, 5 each of RIR,BO,LEGhorn,EE,DOM....and yet undecided number of ROOs    Mary Ann
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post #8 of 27

I also have a Delaware that just started laying this week and her eggs are pale pinkish brown.  Pretty!

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post #9 of 27

My BO is also laying a light pinkish brown egg like the one in the above picture.  It is more pink in person.  I think I read somewhere that favorelles sometimes lay "tinted" pink eggs.  Other than that...I dunno.

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post #10 of 27

One of our EEs from the local feed store lays a definite pinkish egg. I am sure she was a hatchery EE. The other three lay a light blue, robin blue and light olive green eggs.
Yes, we have a nice collection.
However, the olive layer produces the most consistent, largest egg. The robin blue hen went broody  (YEAH!!) and the pink one has fallen off to every two or three days.

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If I had known a few chickens would make the man THAT happy....
mom & dad,teaching our rescue BRT Bess all about chickens, EE, Orps and now marans!  The man says we are switching to orps and marans, and they'reHISchickens!
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