Got a new project for the year - the rainbow carton :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by safarichick101, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help starting a small business of selling cartons of eggs containing all shades possible! I already have chickens but I think it would be nice to earn some cash for the pocket. I would like to stick with large eggs and good layers. I am a fan of the docile breeds though I do know that the good white layers are far from it.

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    Brown eggs - Speckled Sussex and Deleware.
    Dark Brown - Welsummer (I would take marans but I've heard they do poorly in high temps)
    White- Exequer Leghorn and Blue Andalusian
    Blue eggs - Ameraucanas (HQ)
    Green Eggs - Hatchery quality ee's (sold as ameraucanas, but I already know their secret [​IMG])
    Tinted eggs - Faverolles


    What do you think? Do you have any suggestions as to what breeds and such? Any colors that I'm missing?


    Pretty much I want some good suggestions as to what breeds I should get for the different colors (and where I should get them). Ideal has been my primary source but that will obviously not due for the ameraucanas. I'm pretty satisfied with the quality of the rest of my chickens from them. Also. I am pretty limited on space (I have almost 3 acres). So I can't have a flock of 100 or too many roos. My neighbors are close by.


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  2. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds interesting to me. Make sure you post some photos when you get all of those eggs.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My speckled sussex lay a very pale egg, barely brown. My Marans do well in our very hot summers. Also if you get EEs from a hatchery there's no guarantee they'll lay colored eggs.
     
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  4. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, so what lays the richest dark brown egg? Barnevelder vs. welsummer vs. marans? And I do like orps but mine rarely lays. I do love their pink eggs though! Should I get some more? And what do you recommend for normal brown?
     
  5. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Good on you for trying to make some extra money and what a great way to do it. Australorps lay a brown egg and mine lay nearly every day.
     
  6. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like australorps because they seem to have the personality of orpingtons (I know the orp is the ''mother'' of the australorp) but do you think they would get to hot with the black feathering? I get really worried about that.
     
  7. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I live in Australia where it gets super hot in summer. They do just fine here.
     
  8. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I guess that would be obvious, since they were bred in Australia. Lol. I'll put that to my list. [​IMG]
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    dont forget an olive egger [​IMG] maran over ameraucana/ee or wellsummer over ee/ameraucana should do it [​IMG]
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I just posted the same thing on the other thread that just got locked, My Sussex eggs are also very light brown to cream colored, they are a good breed, but I would also suggest that you get something like Barred Rocks or RIRs for med. brown eggs.
     

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