A Little Egg Rainbow!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by klyn, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited about this egg rainbow! [​IMG]We got our first chicks in the beginning of March. When I was picking out breeds for our little flock this is what I envisioned; lots of colored eggs! I think I'd like to add a Maran (I think they can lay a dark brown egg?) and maybe a Leghorn or something similar (for a white egg). Any other suggestions for colored eggs?
     
  2. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NICE! Barred Rocks often have a pinkish colored egg.
     
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  3. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh! I didn't know that. Thanks!
     
  4. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do a search for "pink egg project"- someone had a chicken that laid really pink eggs- I think hers was a Brahma, but not sure
     
  5. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do.. Thanks.
     
  6. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also heard that Welsummers lay a nice dark egg. Does anyone have experience with Welsummers or Marans? Which would you recommend? Why?
     
  7. cmchickens

    cmchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No experience with Welsummers, but I've had Marans, both Cuckoo and Black Copper. The Black Coppers laid the darkest brown. If you want a real dark chocolate, I'd recommend getting them from a breeder rather than a hatchery. Beautiful eggs!
     
  8. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize the Black Coppers were the way to go. Just thinking about those dark eggs in a basket makes me smile! [​IMG]
     

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