Photos of eggs by breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by calee, May 23, 2008.

  1. calee

    calee Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a source anywhere that has eggs from all different breeds (including standard & bantam sizes of breeds) of chicken so that you can see the color & size variations? Something fairly standard so that you can compare them more easily would be wonderful!
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Calee, I notice you want to know where you can get chickens of different breeds here in SC. Have you looked in our state ag paper, The Market Bulletin?

    I have no idea where to look for eggs of different shapes or colors except maybe on the Henderson Chicken breed chart, a good reference website.
     
  3. calee

    calee Out Of The Brooder

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    No! I didn't know there was an ag paper. [​IMG] Thank you, thank you!

    I've seen the Henderson chart, but wanted photos so that I could see the eggs (especially since the US & British sites have different ideas about describing egg color).

    I did find this photo on Cackle Hatchery's website: http://www.cacklehatchery.com/egg_comparison_22.jpg, but it only has a few eggs.
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Yeah, it would be nice to know what each of the eggs look like. Kinda like they show in the wild bird books.
    I have found some personal websites that show eggs and different colors but they are few and far between and it takes a lot of researching on the Internet.[​IMG]

    That's how I found out I wanted Barnevelders. Great, just got in 70 chicks with Welsummers due next week and now decide I want Barnevelders, too! [​IMG]
    I will be scouring the Market Bulletin looking for local decent birds myself!
    Good luck.[​IMG]
     

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