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Looking for certain egg colors...

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by KenyonFam4, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. KenyonFam4

    KenyonFam4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know the best way to get hens that are laying certain colors? I am looking for about 3-4 more hens, I want one that is laying pinkish colored eggs, one thats laying blue eggs, one that is laying dark brown eggs, and possibly one that has speckled eggs. I Have buffs and americaunas right now so I am getting light brown and green eggs. I have a barred rock but she just started laying and her eggs seem very light in color. Anyone now the best way/place to find hens that are laying these colors?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You can go to the breed chart at the top of the page to see what the different breeds lay.
     
  3. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Welsummers have speckled terra cotta eggs. Very pretty.
    A true ameraucana will have blue eggs. I suspect that your "ameraucana" is hatchery stock and is actually an easter egger if she's laying green eggs.
    Langshan chickens lay an egg with a pink/plum bloom. They are popular in Britain, but I don't know about the USA...
    There are several varieties of marans. All lay a wonderfully dark chocolate colored egg if bought from a dedicated breeder. Hatchery marans will probably give a lighter dark brown egg. But still nice eye candy for the egg basket.
     
  4. KenyonFam4

    KenyonFam4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Those are awesome. Thank you for the info. I couldnt find very many pictures of the Langshan's eggs to see the color of them but I found a couple small ones and they almost looked purple. I have decided that I at least want to get one of the Welsummers and I have found that I really like the black copper marans so now I need to find a breeder that has pullets or someone that actually sexes the day old chicks...I originally picked all my chickens for their looks but now I want to have different egg colors...
     
  5. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a feeling that's how I'm going to end up. Right now we have brown layers and a set of 6 EE's that we were told lay blue and green eggs, we will see.


    You can also scroll down the egg column on this http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html and see what you like. [​IMG]
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Go with Easter Eggers they lay any color, except there is no guarantee.
     
  7. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cochins lay a pinkish egg as opposed to a light brown or tan.
     
  8. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
    Yes Easter Eggers can lay blue, green or pink or thereabouts. [​IMG]
     
  9. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Easter Eggers can lay blue, green or pink or thereabouts. [​IMG]


    That's why one day im gonna have a flock of just EE's [​IMG]
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henderson's Chicken Chart [​IMG]
     

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