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What Chickens Lay Colored Eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by andischickenfarm, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Araucana hen that lays green eggs and I love it when the little church kids come over to me and say "does your hen really lay green eggs!" And of course I have to show them. And they totally freak out! So, here is my question. Is there any other kind of chicken that lays a "cool" colored egg? I know that Araucana's will lay blue, green, or even a pinkish color. But, I don't really want another Araucana. Please let me know of any other hen that lays a different color than brown or white.

    Thanks,
    Andi
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    PS. Is there a way to tell what color of egg an Araucana will lay?
     
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    Actually, a 'true' Araucana will lay blue eggs, and only blue eggs. What most large hatcheries sell and 'call' Araucanas are really Easter Egger chickens which lay the varying shades like olive, green, pink, speckled, etc. There is no way to tell what shade of egg an Easter Egger chicken will lay.

    Ameraucanas also lay the blue/green eggs. Marans, Barnvelders, and Welsummers lay rich, dark 'chocolate' colored eggs. Aseel (or also spelled Asil) and Catalana breeds lay a lightly tinted egg. Cochin lay a lightly tinted or even yellowy brown egg. Cornish or Indian Game lay a very light brown egg. Egyptian Fayoumi lay an off-white egg. Naked Necks, and Turkens lay a creamy light brown or even yellowish egg. Some Plymouth Rocks will lay a pinkish tinted egg. And believe it or not, there is supposedly a very rare chicken that reportedly lays a nearly PURPLE egg! I am unsure of the breed though.
     
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  3. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! A purple egg?! That would be to pretty to eat! Lol! Thanks! I'll look these chickens up, and read more about them.

    Andi
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  4. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is just the egg shell colored or everything is colored on it (white yolk etc.)
    stupid question. lol
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's just the egg shell.
     
  6. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a Gold Sex-Link hen that layed lavender eggs. They were really neat, not as brightly colored as an EE's egg but definately lavender and NOT brown!
     
  7. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know there was a Gold Sex-Link?! I've got the Black Star SL and the Red Star SL. I wander if all Gold SL's lay lavender eggs? Or maybe that was just her thing?

    Thanks,
    Andi
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  8. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Catalan breeds lay very interesting colored eggs. They come from Catalonia which is a nation within Spain (an area in NE Spain including the city of Barcelona).

    The Penedesenca and Empordanesa lay very dark reddish-brown eggs. I've heard their pullet eggs are nearly black in color but I have not seen this as my chicks are not laying as of yet.

    The Catalana lays a very pale brown or tinted egg.

    The Prat lays a pinkish colored egg.
     
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  9. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Catalan breeds lay very interesting colored eggs. They come from Catalonia which is a nation within Spain (an area in NE Spain including the city of Barcelona).

    The Penedesenca and Empordanesa lay very dark reddish-brown eggs. I've heard their pullet eggs are nearly black in color but I have not seen this as my chicks are not laying as of yet.

    The Catalana lays a very pale brown or tinted egg.

    The Prat lays a pinkish colored egg.
     
  10. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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