Add Some Color to Your Egg Basket with These Chicken Breeds

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Try raising these chicken breeds for unique and colorful eggs…

When choosing chickens for your homestead, there are numerous breeds to choose from. Your choice may depend on a number of factors, including your climate (some breeds are better suited for hot weather and some for cold), your amount of available space, your budget (larger breeds consume more food), and of course, whether you are raising chickens for meat or egg-laying purposes.

If you are raising chickens to have your own fresh eggs, there are many great egg-laying breeds, and while you will definitely want to consider the other factors above, it can be fun to choose a few different varieties that will add some color to your egg basket!

Different chicken breeds will often lay different colors of eggs, and while most may be a shade of pale brown or pinkish, there is a wide range of color variations from light tan, to pale green, to dark brown, speckled, and more.  Some – like the Easter Egger breed – can even lay different colored eggs! Below are lists of breeds that lay each color of egg:

BROWN EGG LAYERS

Barred Rock
Brahma
Buckeye
Chantecler
Cochin
Delaware
Dominique
Java
Jersey Giant
Golden Comet/Production Red/Red Star
New Hampshire Red
Plymouth Rock
Rhode Island Red

 

LIGHT TAN LAYERS

Buff Orpington
Lavender Orpington
Red Laced/Silver Laced Wyandotte
Speckled Sussex

 

WHITE EGG LAYERS

Andalusian
Belgian D’Uccle
Campine
Catalana
Hamburg
Lakenvelder
Leghorn
Minorca
Polish
Russian Orloff
Sabelpoot
Sebright
Sicilian Buttercup
Silkie
White Faced Black Spanish

 

CREAM EGG LAYERS

Dorking
Easter Egger (some)
Faverolle

 

PINK EGG LAYERS

Asil
Australorps (some)
Easter Eggers (some)
Langshan
Light Sussex
Plymouth Rock

 

CHOCOLATE BROWN LAYERS

Barnvelder
Black/Blue Copper Marans
Penedesenca

 

SPECKLED EGG LAYERS

Cuckoo Marans
Welsummer

 

GREEN EGG LAYERS

Easter Eggers (some)
Ice Cream Bar
Isbar
Olive Eggers

 

BLUE EGG LAYERS

Ameraucana
Araucana
Cream Legbar
Easter Egger (some)

For more about colored egg laying breeds + lots of beautiful egg pictures visit FreshEggsDaily.com

 

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