new & eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by neil s, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. neil s

    neil s New Egg

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    Hi all my son David & I neil have got 12 chickens of various breeds, they lay a variety of colored eggs,
    we enjoy them so much, we would like to get very dark brown eggs and pink eggs, can anyone point me in
    the right direction, we live in Swansea south wales.
    thanks
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    I think the Cuckoo Marans lay the chocolate brown eggs.

    Buff orpingtons lay light brown = pink eggs.

    There are probably others to meet your plans. You can get egg color with breed info from the major hatchery sites.

    Good luck with your selection.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Maybe try the UK thread to see what breeds are available where you are that lay the colored eggs there you are looking for. X2 Marans are one of the most popular dark brown egg layers, Welsummers are also popular. Pink seems to be more of a hit or miss, breeds that lay light brown eggs will have birds that lay pinkish eggs, Brahmas, Orpingtons and Plymouth Rocks seem to be mentioned a lot. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/2199/anyone-in-england/0_20
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    From Yorkshire UK! Glad you could join the flock! I would recommend you try "Pembrokeshire Poultry" they have quite a diverse selection of chickens maybe they have some that lay the egg colour you want. I'm sure they will be able to help you with the colours.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  5. neil s

    neil s New Egg

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    thank you for your help. i will try them, and yes i hope they got them my son is so keen to get them
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] You got some good advise from the other members.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Neil and David, so glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     

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