Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Chicken eggshell colours by breed

Recently we decided that we are going to get some chickens. However this opened us up to a variety of choices related to how you keep and feed them and which breed we wanted. After looking into the breeds, I realised that chicken breeds lay many different coloured eggs. We will probably get some ISA Browns which lay brown eggs. Here is a list of the breeds and their eggshell colour:
 
Update: We got 2 ISA browns and 2 lavender araucanas.         
 
White eggs:
Belgian D'uccle
Catalana
Leghorn
Minorca
Orloff
Sabelpoot  
Sicilian Buttercup
Spanish White Face

Speckled eggs:
Cuckoo Marans         
Welsummer

Green eggs:
Easter Eggers (some)         
Olive Eggers

Blue eggs:
Ameraucana
Araucana         
Cream Legbar         

Cream eggs:
Dorking        
Easter Egger (rarely)
Faverolle         

Pink eggs:
Australorps (some)         
Barred Rock
Easter Eggers (some)         
Langshan         
Light Sussex
Plymouth Rock

Light brown eggs:
Buff Orpington
Wyandotte

Brown eggs:
Buckeye         
Dominique
New Hampshire Red
Plymouth Rock
Rhode Island Red

Dark brown eggs:
Barnvelder      
Black & Blue Copper Marans  
Penedesenca

 
Very detailed egg colour chart by breed: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-color-chart-find-out-what-egg-color-your-breed-lays

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