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

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

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  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 and i'm 14 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.

    so...


    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?
     
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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    My Specked Sussex lay light brown to cream colored eggs, they would be a good breed but I would also suggest something like RIRs and Barred Rocks for normal med brown eggs.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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