Which do you prefer? Egg color or bird colors.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chichero, Dec 12, 2017.

Colorful Birds or colorful eggs

Poll closed Yesterday at 8:49 AM.
  1. Colorful Birds

    16 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Colorful eggs

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Chichero

    Chichero Songster

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    I have discovered that I would rather hatch out a surprise of different colored chicks than have a basket of different colored eggs... Anyone else want to chime in.
    I figured that those beautiful eggs even though very pretty they are very temporary as compared to those beautiful birds.
     
  2. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Songster

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    Some egg color variety is nice, to help ID new layers and what not, but I love taking pictures of pretty birds. :love
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Having both is best! Colorful birds, and interesting egg colors in the boxes.
    Mary
     
  4. Chichero

    Chichero Songster

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    This is what my Serama Silkie mix hen hatched for me last Sunday. IMG_20171204_224807.jpg IMG_20171204_224807.jpg IMG_20171207_065616.jpg
     
  5. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    I honestly like both. I love the colorful eggs in my basket but my birds are colorful as well.
     
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  6. Chichero

    Chichero Songster

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  7. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Songster

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    Not quite, the buff cockerel their bigger cousin, the Japanese. The first is a Bantam EE, the last is a sebright.
     
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  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    You can have both. My EE roo produces a wonderful variety of chicks, and his pullets produce: blue, green, aqua, cream, olive, and brown eggs. My birds include red, black, partridge colors with and without muffs and beards. Pea, rose, walnut, and straight combs.
     
  9. Bridger Davis

    Bridger Davis Songster

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    Cool idea for a thread! If I'm allowed to chime in with something duck related.... I am getting a couple of Cayuga ducks that are not only iridescent but they also lay black eggs. And my magpies have a chance of laying blue eggs sometimes too. So I don't know, I guess I would rather prefer cool eggs to attract customers and tell the difference between who laid them, but I do enjoy pretty birds too...
     
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  10. Doc McCluckins

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    I am all about the birds. I keep bantams so eggs aren't really a focus for me anyway. I am all about some pretty chickens though! Friendly is a plus too :love I hatch all the eggs I get so it matters not to me what color they are as long as they hatch lol.
     
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