what kind of breeds lay olive,/green n blue eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunflowerenvy, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    Ok I am looking to increase my flock next spring I can only get 5 more if no one dies
    i will like to get some hens that will lay olives, blue eggs at least 5eggs per bird in a week/

    what cold weather breed would u recommend me to get ?
    thank you for any advise

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello Sunflower!

    Ameraucana will lay a pale blue egg, EE (Easter Eggers) will lay a pale blue, pale green or an olive green egg, and Araucana will lay a pale blue egg. Hatcheries will usually call their breeds Ameraucana or Araucana, but they are usually just the Easter Egger. I have three EEs and I just love them. They're beautiful, and mine lay a pale, sea foam green egg. They definitely lay 5 eggs a week and sometimes they will lay every day. They are great for cold weather, because they have small combs, that won't freeze.

    Barred rocks are very cold tolerant, as well as the Wyandottes, the Speckled Sussex, Buff Orpingtons, Black Jersey Giants, Buckeyes, and Turkens (Naked Necks) are very cold hardy as well.

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