Colorful Hens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PaPa K, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. PaPa K

    PaPa K New Egg

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    Good Day Everyone! I do not have any chickens... yet, however, my grandkids are really putting the pressure on to hurry up and get some! So my question is this; which breed has the most colorful hens? I would like to stay with a standard size breed that produce a fair number of eggs. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Each breed can come in a huge variety of colors [​IMG] But if you just want to order from a Hatchery or buy at the Feedstore, you get limited choice. Best thing to do is get a bunch of different breeds, a good variety - OR - Get some Easter Eggers. [​IMG] Easter Eggers are sold falsely as Ameraucanas all the time, but in reality they're a mutt that come in many colors and can lay blue, green, or brown eggs. Always a fun thing with kids, and a good friendly variety too, but not an actual breed, hence all the variations.


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  3. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from North MS. I agree, EE are probably your best choice for kiddos, fun and friendly! Glad you joined!!
     
  4. PaPa K

    PaPa K New Egg

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    Sounds like Easter Eggers are the way to go! Sometimes the best dogs are mutts - so why not chickens as well? [​IMG]
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So happy you stopped in!

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  6. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Texas
     
  7. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Oregon!
     
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. taylor2

    taylor2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from California!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Completely agree about Easter Eggers; they're beautiful chickens and lay eggs that are just as beautiful [​IMG]
     

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