Egg Color Chart - Find Out What Egg Color Your Breed Lays

By Cats Critters · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Oct 5, 2016 · ·
  1. Cats Critters
    I have seen a lot of posts lately about what color(s) a breed lays, so I made a chart to put them all together. If you have any pics to add, please submit them in the thread here:

    BreedEgg Color Pictures
    Blue (the brown egg is not an Ameraucana egg)

    This site:
    it has an Ameraucana egg color chart.

    Easter Egger Blue,Green, are common but can come in any color as the last picture shows 4439_2_small_green_eggs_and_a_normal_green_egg_9-20_003.jpg 4439_wild_color_ees_egg_2-13-10_002.jpg
    Ancona White, bottom egg in the picture.

    Andalusian White (2nd carton) [​IMG]
    Araucana Blue (center egg is the Araucana) [​IMG]
    Cream or tinted
    (Brown egg is the Aseel, white is a store egg)

    Black Australorp Brown, but mine look pinkish [​IMG]
    Barnevelder Dark brown [​IMG]
    Brahma Brown [​IMG]
    Sicilian Buttercup White [​IMG]
    Campine White [​IMG]
    Chantecler Brown [​IMG]
    Cochin Light brown/cream
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    Cornish Light brown [​IMG]
    Mille Fluer d'Uccles Cream or tinted [​IMG]
    Catalanas Cream or tinted [​IMG]
    Crevecoeurs White
    Cubalaya Cream or tinted
    Delaware Brown [​IMG]
    Dominique Brown [​IMG]
    Cream or tinted
    The dorking egg is in the top left.

    Dutch Bantam White [​IMG]
    Faverolle Cream or tinted [​IMG]
    Hamburg White [​IMG]
    Holland White
    Houdan White
    Japanese Bantam Cream or tinted [​IMG]
    Java Brown [​IMG]
    Jersey Giant Brown (egg on the left is a Jersey Giant egg) [​IMG]
    La Fleche White
    Lakenvelder Cream or tinted [​IMG]
    Langshan Dark brown [​IMG]
    Leghorn White
    Malay Light brown
    Dark brown, but hatchery birds' eggs are not always dark.

    The brown eggs in the top picture are the Marans eggs.

    The 2nd picture was taken without a flash and the forth with a flash

    The third picture is an egg from my CMs, but it is a weird/long shape.

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    Minorca White [​IMG]
    Modern Games White [​IMG]
    Turken Light brown
    New Hampshire Red Brown
    Old English Game
    Cream or tinted
    In Second picture the 1st egg is a Appenzeller Spithauben and the 2nd is an Old English Game


    Orpington Brown [​IMG]
    Phoenix Cream or tinted [​IMG]
    Polish White [​IMG]
    RedcapTinted [​IMG]
    Rhode Island Red Brown[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rosecomb Cream or tinted
    SebrightWhite [​IMG]
    Silkie Cream or tinted [​IMG]
    Sultan White [​IMG]
    Sumatra White [​IMG]
    Sussex Light brown [​IMG]
    Welsummer Dark brown

    White Faced Black Spanish White [​IMG]
    Wyandotte Brown [​IMG]
    Cream or tinted

    Yokohama's egg, compared with a normal sized large-fowl egg and a dollar

    Appenzeller Spithauben
    First Egg is a Appenzeller Spithauben the second is an Old English Game.


    Egyptian Fayoumi Off-white[​IMG]
    Cream Legbar Blue-green/Olive (egg to the far right is the Cream Legbar) [​IMG]
    Plymouth Rocks Brown [​IMG]

    Red Sex-links
    (Also know as Red Stars,Golden Comet, and about a million other things)

    Penedesece Dark brown [​IMG]
    Icelandic White
    Russian Orloff Brown with white specks
    Cream Brabanter White

    Black Sex-link
    (also known as Black Stars)

    Brown [​IMG]
    Shamo Light brown [​IMG]

    Please PM me or post about any mistakes on the thread and thanks to all who donated pictures!

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  1. Ranchwithaview
    Thank you for this chart.
  2. MysteryChicken
    I have a Black Australorp that lays dark brown eggs. Her name is Big Aussie because she's huge. Today we got a speckled egg from her.
      Florida Chicken Lady likes this.
  3. JenEgrrrL
    Thanks so much for putting the tremendous efforts in to compile this awesome chart!! I'm new to using BYC on a regular basis, so I'm not sure if there's a way to print out the chart or not. I haven't discovered one thus far! And it doesn't seem to be an embedded file, so I can't drag it out of the post to use another program to print it from. Do you have a link or PDF file you could post for printing? I would love to print and laminate this chart! Thanks again :)
  4. Bettyboop7499
    Never mind..they are the same as the Plymouth Rocks, correct? I somehow missed it on the list!
    1. LittleWillowFarm
      Plymouth rocks are more commonly called Barred rocks, so yes they are technically
  5. Bettyboop7499
    what about Barred Rock hens, they weren't on the list? Does anyone know what color their eggs are?
    1. HeiHeisMom
      Lighter brown, sometimes a pinkish hue
  6. Clubber1234
    What colour eggs do Appenzeller Bantams lay?
  7. Trellinius
    You have a lot of eccentric breeds here but are rather lacking in the more traditional breeds, for instance barred rocks and plymouth rocks. Why is that?
  8. kandi862
    Thanks for the list! Any idea what has pink eggs?
  9. ourpeepers
  10. Nooreddin
    What color does a black star lay?
  11. ben0125
    Pretty sure mine are sussex
  12. Chickenlover2017
    Buffs lay brown I think
  13. ChickenTater
    What color would a Buff Orpington lay?
    1. Abriana
      They lay brown, like a tan color.
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    2. ChickenTater
      Cool, thanks! :D
  14. extrememainer
    Very informative!:celebrate
  15. extrememainer
    I finally found out that Brahmas lay brown eggs wooh- hooo!!!!!
  16. Dawnclucks22
    Cool list! I think you might want to add, however, that Rhode Island Reds rarely lay eggs that aren't speckled. Mine always do. :)
    1. Kareyg
      Is that true? I have 3 RIRs and they have never laid speckled eggs.
    2. black_dove2
      I watched the video about egg formation and they stated reason for speckles. Before I saw that I was under impression speckles were as normal as fingerprints. Each hen has her own distinctive pattern. I think brown eggs with or without spots are pretty
  17. Abriana
    1. View previous replies...
    2. treslilbirds
      Here's a good breakdown of EE's vs Ameracaunas.

      "Ameraucanas lay blue eggs. Other traits include a pea comb, white skin, full tails, muffs and beards (always together), and slate or black legs; they have no ear tufts. The APA recognizes these colors: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Silver, Wheaten and White."
    3. treslilbirds
      "Easter Eggers can lay a rainbow of egg colors, including: any hue of blue or brown or any combination of the two. Traits include pea combs and wattles that are either small or absent, usually possess greenish legs and beards with muffs. EEs are found in an infinite array of feather colors, which makes them a beautiful and unique hybrid chicken."
      kandi862 and black_dove2 like this.
    4. Abriana
      Mine have blue legs, slate blue I guess you would call them.
      Thank you for all your help everyone!
  18. Katrina89
    Excellent article! :D
  19. Chicken Girl1
  20. dtown2002
    Very great! An "egg"cellent chart!
  21. kambrose
    this is great! Thank you!
  22. Dustieburk
    I like your chart it helped me a lot i just got five different breeds of chicks i had ordered and i couldn't find all of their egg colors. :)
  23. Cats Critters
    Gogetter they are actually at the bottom of the chart after the orginal set up, because of how I set it up, it's hard to add new ones in ahpibetical order. So as a result they tend to end up at the bottom.
  24. gogetter
    Love the chart! What about black stars?
  25. jbtcajun
    Thanks for this, just love it.
    This is a candidate for a stiky.
  26. jbtcajun
  27. beach hens
    Thank this really helped! [​IMG]
  28. BaileyBoy
    great page!!!
  29. Cats Critters
    Hatcheries do tend to produce birds that lay a variety of shades of eggs as they tend not to breed that carefully to control the quality of some traits.
  30. Searsmom
    I have nutty orpingtons, they lay from beige to one that's a darkish brown like the Lanshan or New Hampshire, and all colors in-between. They're most likely mutts - came from My Pet Chicken.
  31. Cats Critters
  32. Phoenixxx
    I'll have to provide you a pic when my white phoenixes start laying again. They lay ice-blue (basically white but blue tinted) eggs
  33. Cats Critters
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  34. bird_brain
    Thank you to everyone who helped with the pics, and also to the person posting them. Really enjoying looking through them.
      SingerChick likes this.
  35. Pecked2Death
    I just asked this question - you had already answered it - Thank you a million times over. I don't need a specific color - based on the correct light - once I have an idea - I can contact a breeder and ask them for that! I was trying to work out if I wanted to eat my Black Jersey Giants - if they were laying the light - long skinny eggs.
    Now my quest will be, why do they lay the long eggs. Keep up the good work.
  36. mychickenbrood
    This is a very helpful chart. Thanks for putting this together!
  37. Darkwings
    I wish my Cuckoo Marans would lay eggs that dark! They are from a hatchery though...
  38. sjshaw1980
    Love it! Thanks for the info!
  39. calichickies
  40. FuzzyButtsFarm
    I like it. Excellent chart.

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