Best Cream Colored Egg Layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ErinG, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. ErinG

    ErinG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning for the spring - I can't wait for babies!! I would love a beautiful cream colored egg. It sounds like it all depends on the individual chicken, but which breeds are known to lay cream colored eggs? I am looking for a docile, relatively easy to find breed. I want a rainbow of eggs!
     
  2. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Salmon Favorelle lay a "tinted egg" aka a nice cream colored egg. I crossed a white leghorn and jersey giant (so white layer x brown layer) and ended up with some great cream colored eggs from the girls.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Golden/Red Sexlinks are a VERY common, easy to find, and often sweet variety that lay a LOT of cream/tinted eggs.

    Otherwise, some more rare breeds (but worth the search) are such like Jersey Giants, Faverolles, Brahmas, etc. They're all very docile and good egg layers too.
     
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    My red sex-links lay brown. Maybe it depends on the strain?
     
  5. egg proof

    egg proof Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 EE's. One lays green eggs and the other lays a very light tan egg, almost white. [​IMG]
     
  6. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two young ladies born right here at my place.


    Their father is a green egged, hatchery EE. Their mother is a cream colored egg laying Barred Rock.


    Both of these gals are pretty much solid black hens, though one has a bit of a green tint to her black feathers, and the other has a silvery tint to her black feathers.


    They both are pretty good layers of nice, cream colored eggs. At one year old, their eggs are around 2 ounces each ("large" by USDA standards).


    They lay probably around 4 eggs a week. I'm not sure because they live in a group of 13 hens, many of whom are cream colored egg layers.


    BTW, these two girls a half sister who shares the same father, but whose mother is a buff orpington -- making this young lady half EE/half buff oprington. This little girl is mostly gold, but with beautiful darker tan highlights. She lays a medium sized egg (about 1 7/8 oz), which is a green egg that sometimes has very small brown spots on them. She lays about 3 times a week.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have turkens, speckled sussex and salmon faverolles. All lay tinted eggs. This is making it a chore to figure out who my new layers in the juvenile coop are. [​IMG]
     
  8. ErinG

    ErinG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I think I am going to get a Speckled Sussex, some EEs, and a Jersey Giant. We have a brahma that hasn't laid yet, so maybe she will give me creamy eggs!
     
  9. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    My Jersey Giant hen lays a nice relatively dark brown egg........not chocolate like my chocolate layers, but darker than all my other brown eggers.

    My red sex-links gave me light brown eggs.
     

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