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What breeds lay pink eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CorralitosSunflower, May 17, 2010.

  1. CorralitosSunflower

    CorralitosSunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really wanting to start a flock that lays a large variety of colors. What are some good breeds that lay a true pink egg?
     
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you don't really get a pink egglayer, there are exceptions. EE's could be a good possibility and also cream egg layers.
     
  3. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of the cream egg layers mentioned above are salmon faverolles, silver-grey dorkings, and that sort. I think cochins also lay a cream-colored egg, or at least my bantams do. Occasionally one of my BR's will lay a pink egg, but it's rare.
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    True Ameraucanas only lay blue eggs. The hatcheries sell Easter-eggers regardless of what they call them. They lay blue, green, sometimes brown, and sometimes pinkish eggs. If you got 25 chicks from a hatchery there is a chance one of them might lay a pink egg. I had one last year that laid a pink egg.
     
  5. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantom OEGB`s lay true pink eggs. They are a soft pink , so pink we didn`t need to dye them for easter:)
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The closest to a true pink (although it looks to be more of a purpley mauve) is from a croad langshan.
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out the egg in my avatar! Only problem is that it can't be bred for, sorry! This was laid by a Marans hen. About every 20 eggs or so, she'd lay one with a coating of something on it that would make it appear mauve. When I ran it under water, it would turn back to the dark brown, but as it dried, it dried back to the mauve color. I know someone who had a similar hen and tried to breed for it, but she was not successful.
     
  8. CorralitosSunflower

    CorralitosSunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a couple pictures posted here with pink eggs and was hoping it was as easy as get an easter egger! I guess the rarity of them makes them that much more desireable [​IMG] Ohh boy this will probably be a long (and fun) road to find myself a pink egg layer. Thank you all [​IMG]
     
  9. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one and only EE hen lays a peachy pink colored egg
     
  10. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a pink/purple egg from my Barred Rock.
     

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