I'm starting a flock and my mom wants to get chickens mostly for their egg capabilities, but she's adamant about getting beautiful Araucana eggs. We can have, at most around 6 birds and that would be pushing it, so I know that I wanna get some ornamental hens as well, such as silkies and bantams. My question is, do easter eggers always produce easter eggs, or in comparison to a true araucana is it more possible I could have a brown egg? I mean, are they both reliable at producing pastel eggs? Also, are bantams any good at egg production? I assume the eggs would be smaller, but do they produce less than a standard of the same breed would? If they don't I don't see why I couldn't get some pretty bantams for my flock. I think it would be cool to eat little eggs, lol.