Egg Chart By Breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by brandoncakes, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    Kailua, HI
    Is there an egg chart out there, by breed? I know a lot of breed charts say whether the breed lays tinted, white, brown, blue, green, olive, etc eggs, but no pics of the real eggs? I guess it would be kinda hard to create a true chart, unless the photographer is taking the photo of each egg with the same light, angle, etc. It'll just be cool to see the different breeds and the true egg colors..

  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

    May 2, 2010

    That would be a tough thing to do. So many different things apply to the actual egg colors, like lighting, breeding, hatchery versus breeders, etc. One man's dark brown egg maybe another man's poorly colored egg. Best thing to do is look around at the different breeders and check out their egg color. Some eggs, like the Marans, tend to be hard to photograph and get an accurate color; I suspect it is that way with most other colored eggs as well. Breeders will almost always have a better colored egg than the hatcheries too. Hatcheries tend to breed for quantity of birds, and laying production, but don't breed towards the color of the egg, or the conformation of the breed. Look around and ask lots of questions! It helps too, if a breeder will picture a colored egg alongside of a white egg for color comparison. Good luck!

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