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

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    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 Premium Member

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     

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