What breed will give me a true tinted egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clucknpeck, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been choosing my chick breeds largely based on egg color- I would like to have the whole spectrum of colors. I thought I would get a salmon Faverolle for my tinted egg layer but many sites say they lay brown eggs. Is there any breeds that are certain to lay tinted or cream colored eggs? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That is such a good question. I hope that the forum will provide all the answers that you need.

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    The above chart may give you some ideas....
    I love that each of my layers lays an egg that I can recognize who it belongs to. It would be neat to keep my flock that way forever. I have two Barred Plymouth Rocks, and they each lay a slightly different color of light brown. IT makes me think that even within the breed, there may be some color variation.
     
  3. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that extremely helpful and informative! Thank you ChicKat!
    I didn't realize turken eggs could be tinted, I love their look and my feed store will be getting them. I think maybe I will go with turken. :)
     
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi there...I have a wheaten colored turken that lays BLUE eggs! I hope you get one too! Terri O
     
  5. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! I wonder what kind of turkens my feed store will get... Oh the suspense!
     
  6. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have built up my flock to have a wide variety of colored eggs. My colored layers are Easter eggers, Olive eggers, Light Brahma, Welsummers, and mixes that lay different tan, and browns

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  7. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Kadjan,

    Awesome eggs!
     
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Clucknpeck----

    Lots of people love turkens. And it will be interesting to see what you will get at egg time!
     
  9. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kadjain, your egg colors are totally what I am shooting for! Love the olive colored eggs, so pretty.

    My feed store is also getting Russian orloff chicks in a month, and supposedly those chickens have tinted eggs...
     
  10. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know much about the Orloff's other that they are really pretty birds. I also wanted to build up my flock to be very colorful. I have about 30 birds of many different breeds: Games, bantams, cross breeds and different laying breeds: RIR's, EE's, BR's, W. Leghorns.
     

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