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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bluedawg, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. bluedawg

    bluedawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could have only 6 chickens and you wanted the most colorful egg assortment what would be your choice in breeds - you may mix it up [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    2 EE's, 1 BO, 1 black maran, turken (gotta have that tiny egg), and A SILKIE!!!!
     
  3. kpara

    kpara Out Of The Brooder

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    2 ee 2 americanas 2 cochins
     
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkens lay tiny eggs?
     
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:silkies do

    oh... As for me,-2 ees. indian red junglefowl. Marans, Old english game bantam, and maybe a silver penciled egyptian fayumi? (Beautiful breeds, and lots of different shapes/colored eggs )

    -Daniel
     
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  6. bluedawg

    bluedawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I thought I was going to go with this mix:

    Easter Eggers - 2
    Ameraucana - blue - 2
    Salmon Faverolles - creamy - 2 Lay all winter
    Wheaton Marans - dark brown - 2

    Now I've got more chickens to look up [​IMG] yey.
    -M
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Only six? Hmmm....

    An EE for green eggs
    An Ameraucana for blue eggs
    A welsummer for dark brown
    A buff orp for light brown
    A wyandotte for medium brown eggs
    and A polish for white-ish eggs

    But of course you are going to want more than 6 chickens. [​IMG]
     
  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:2+2+2+2=6????????

    If your truely going for the most colorfull egg assortment, why are you going for pairs since you should (other than the EE's) get about the same color of egg from same breed chicken?

    Since your are already over the 6 add a couple campines or maybe a leghorn.
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    1 leghorn (white eggs) 1 cuckoo marans (dark eggs) 1 blue copper (dark eggs) marans 1 salmon faverolle (cream eggs) 1 blue wheaten Ameraucana (blue eggs) and one Oliver egger (marans X ameraucana)

    I already have more that two of all of them and I am getting blue coppers next weekend. I am only missing olive egger and Marlin chaser might be able to fix that for me with maybe and extra marans hen [​IMG]

    Henry
     
  10. bluedawg

    bluedawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pairs because I didn't want anyone to feel like the odd man out [​IMG]
    -M
     

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