Question about eggs--yellow eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HHandbasket, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I know this may sound like a silly question, but I am wondering if there are any breeds that lay a creamy yellow or off-white colored egg? I have looked and looked... can't find any. I have chooks that lay every other color egg under the rainbow & just thought, wow, next Easter would be really cool if I had a chicken that laid yellow eggs. I have room in my coop for 1-2 more & figured if I'm going to introduce a new bird, I better do it now while my pullets are still young & before they get any older.

    The birds that live here at present are 1 ameraucana/EE (green legs, beautiful bird!), 1 RIR/PR, 1 welsummer, 1 white leghorn, and 1 barred rock.

    Thanks for any information you guys can share.

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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    chickens only lay eggs in 2 colors: blue and white.

    Some chickens "spray paint" the eggies on the way out of the chute. This color is brown.

    So any eggs not blue or white have been---in one way or another---been "misted" with brown.


    So:
    Tinted eggs= white + light spray paint
    Brown eggs= white + heavy spray paint
    green eggs = blue+spray paint
    olive eggs = blue + heavy spray paint
     

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