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

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    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

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    Cuckoo Martins lay a very dark brown egg.
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
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    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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