Australorp egg colour

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kathrynmodra, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Kathrynmodra

    Kathrynmodra In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2013
    Hi everyone

    I have 3 breed of hens, all not yet laying, only 2 months old. I have 2 white leghorns and I know they will lay lovely white eggs. Then the two ISA browns (is that a red sex link?), that will lay lay creamy coloured eggs, I think. Then I got an Australorp thinking being the darkest it will lay a lovely dark brown egg. A lady at a feed store told me Australorps lay cream eggs, even lighter than an ISA brown. Is this true? I thought with the darker colour came darker eggs.

  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    The color of the chicken has nothing to do with the color of its eggs. The only Australorps that I've ever had experience with laid light brown eggs. Not too light, but not a rich brown either.

    The chicken breeds that lay the darkest eggs include Marans, Welsummers, and Penedesencas.
  3. Kathrynmodra

    Kathrynmodra In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2013
    Thanks for that. I can't wait for them to lay so I can see what their eggs look like!
  4. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

    Apr 14, 2013
    SE Qld, Australia
    My Australorp lays a light creamy brown egg.

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