Bantams and egg colors?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bettacreek, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Alright, I have EE's and frizzles in the bator, a nice assortment of greenish/blueish/olive and pinkish hued eggs. I also have one silkie chick (they lay white eggs, correct?), now I'm looking to see if there are bantams out there that lay other colors. Any that lay nice brown eggs that won't get too big (indoor birds) that aren't nasty and lay fairly well? This is more for my own entertainment to have assorted eggs for breakfast, so I don't want to spend $60 for a dozen eggs for marans, if they even come in bantam. And, are there any other colors out there?
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Quote:The silkie eggs I got from a breeder a while ago were a tinted colored egg almost pink. I dunno if they are all like that or not though.

    I know theres bantam wyandottes though I dont know anyone that sells them, they lay brown eggs, and are peaceful birds. Plus they come in really pretty colors, from golden laced, silver laced to BLUE LACED REDS (my favorite)!

    Hmm i've never heard of bantam marans I wouldnt be suprised if they're out there though! [​IMG]
  3. pinguin

    pinguin Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 4, 2009
    SW IL
    My bantam RIRs lay buff to medium brown eggs, averaging about 1.5 ounces each. They're sweeties, even the roos, most of the time. :)

  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    My silkies and bantam cochins both lay from a pale cream color all the way to a nice rosey beige egg. [​IMG]
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I second that. I have gotten silkie eggs from my own birds, and there weren't any white eggs. There were light cream and brown, but no whites. My bantam cochin hen lays a light brown egg, as does the mille fleur.
    ETA: I also have a bantam hen that I believe is either a dark cornish or a gold-laced wyandotte that lays fairly dark brown eggs.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Good, lol, I'd prefer cream eggs over the "ordinary" white eggs, I just like the silkies, so I was going to forgive a white egg, lol.
    Thanks guys, I'll have to check into the ones mentioned, but if any others come to mind, please feel free to add.

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