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Looking for Black chickens that lay a variety of colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Orrosta, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Orrosta

    Orrosta Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 10, 2015
    Hey all, looking to start chickens. I'm wanting an all black chicken flock, but with a variety of egg color. I'm have black astrolops and black sexlinks recommended to me for brown eggs. What do you recommend for a black chicken that lays white eggs, blue eggs, and green eggs (or any onther color I'm not aware of!). I would prefer if they were good egg layers, but I can sacrifice a little for color. Thanks everyone!
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Black Mincora lay white eggs.
    black Ameraucana lay blue eggs.
    I'm not aware of a black pure bred that lays green eggs, but it's easy enough to get a black EE that lays green eggs, if you're breeding from a black Ameraucana.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Jersey Giants lay light brown/cream eggs. Langshans have feathered legs and lay darker brown than sexlinks and Australorps; some even look purple.
    Some all black white egg layers are Minorcas, La Fleche, and White Faced Black Spanish. For a bit of visual interest, Anconas are black with white 'speckling'.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    X2 on both of the above posts.

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