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Rare breed egg layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Donnigan, May 2, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had Sex Links Rhode Island Reds Buff Orpington Barred Rock Australorp Maran And Ameracauna. I'm wanting to add something different to my flock. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you looking for more color in egg basket? Cream, green, white, tera cotta egg color? I'm guessing your "Ameracauna" already lays a green egg. You may want a true Ameracauna or Araucana or Legbar for blue eggs.

    It's impossible to suggest birds without criteria of what you want out of the bird. There are so many to choose from and "rare" is relative. A quality standard bred Leghorn is rare and what hatcheries sell as rare breeds rather common.
     
  3. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg color does not matter but i prefer a brown egg :)
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Then start out looking at hens with a red ear lobe instead of a white ear. Not all red eared chickens lay brown shelled eggs but NO white ear lobed chickens ever lays brown eggs.
     
  5. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's interesting i didn't know that!
     

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