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Need photos of different egg colors for science project...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThePigeonKid, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need good photos of eggs of different colors as well as the name of each color and the breed of hen that layed it.
    If anyone has any pics they can share, it would be most appreciated.

    Thank you very much in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. audioguy

    audioguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with your local 4H. They most likely have a wall chart with all the colors and breeds associated together. It was probably a 4H project at one time!
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Check out my egg color chart egg color chart ,I'm pretty sure the people who donated them won't mind, Just give credit to all the wonderful people on BYC.
     
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  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Illia has a great photo on her blog, I think. She's always in this section of the forum so I bet she'll show up here and post it if she reads this.

    I get pale, brown, purple and blue eggs.
     
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  5. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pink egg from Miss Fryer, a Silkie/EE cross:
    The pink one in his right hand (on your left) compared to her mother's pale tan/brown egg:

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    here's Miss Fryer as a pullet, her coloring is called "blue" but in this photo I think the ultraviolet lighting went haywire on her and the creeping charlie, and the violets...:
    [​IMG]

    Good luck with your project! I just saw in BackYard Poultry magazine, that backyard Emu's lay deep green eggs! In crayola terms, I would call them Teal.
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Blue egg laid by "Fern" a splash Ameraucana
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    Olive green egg laid by "Belle" a blue Olive Egger (Ameraucana/Cuckoo Marans mix)
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Egglanta, GA
    Egg colors I can think of off my head are purple, pink-ish, brown, white, pale, light brown, olive, green, blue, red-brown, blue/green. And then of course, there's those beautiful, multi-colored eggs that hens occasionally lay.
     
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  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  9. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:purple?!! I have never heard of this!! Do you have a picture? Thats amazing!
     

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