What breed of chicken to buy for different colored eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kennedyscochins, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Songster

    Sep 1, 2009
    Big Clifty
    I have only dealt with cochins and do not know much about any other breed. My husband has agreed to build me another coop and run. So, I am going to keep my cochins in one and am thinking about other breeds for the other coop. I would like to know what to get that I can get an assortment of colored eggs??? Pink, blue, green, etc. I know EE's lay colored eggs, but any that I've seen or that my family has all lay a light green/bluish colored egg. I would just like a variety. It's very fun to watch my 4 and 2 year old get the eggs! The extra colors would be great!
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    Cuckoo Martins lay a very dark brown egg.
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    EEs are great and you can find them anywhere

    orpingtons are great for personality - lay a light brown colored egg

    For dark brown, you should go with marans or welsummer

    Have fun!
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I have a BR and GLWs that lay different shades of brown...the BR is a 'regular' brown like the store bought, the GLWs are a little lighter and one of them is more pinkish brown. I also have EE for green abd a Wheaten Marans for pretty dark brown eggs. No white egglayers here and no blue [​IMG]

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