Chicken Egg Color Chart?

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Imagine the excitement of peering into your nesting boxes and finding a rainbow of different colored eggs every day. There are more than 60 breeds of chickens recognized by the American Poultry Association and hundreds of other chicken breeds that have been developed worldwide — many of whom lay gorgeous eggs in a rainbow of hues ranging from white to cream, green, pink, blue and even chocolate brown.

Add to Favorites Imagine the excitement of peering into your nesting boxes and finding a rainbow of different colored eggs every day. (In fact, a flock of this mixed breed of chickens can lay a rainbow of egg colors on their own including bluish, green, pinkish or cream! Light Sussex , Mottled Javas, Australorps , Buff Orpingtons , Silkies, and Faverolles all lay a pinkish-cream egg. EGG COLOR BY BREEDWhite EggsBlue EggsGreen EggsDark Brown EggsPinkish/Cream EggsAmeraucanaXAraucanaXCream LegbarXEaster EggerXXXOlive EggerXFavaucanaXSussexXJavaXAustralorpxSilkieXOrpingtonXFaverollesXWelsummerXBarnevelderXMaransXPenedesencaXLeghornXAndalusianXAnconaXLakenvelderXPolishXHamburgX Ask the Expert —December 2015/January 2016

What do chicken egg colors mean?

According to Michigan State University Extension, egg color is determined by the genetics of the hens. The breed of the hen will indicate what color eggs she will produce. For example, Leghorn chickens lay white eggs while Orpington’s lay brown eggs and Ameraucana produce blue eggs.

What is the rarest egg color?

Favaucana and Green Egg -Layers. When it comes to the different eggshell colors available, green eggs are perhaps the rarest. Only a few breeds lay green eggs, and many of them are newer to the chicken world as they’re crosses between top egg layers, like Leghorns and Ameraucanas.

I have seen a lot of posts lately about what color(s) a breed lays, so I made a chart to put them all together. If you have any pics to add, please submit them in the thread here:

IcelandicWhiteRussianOrloffBrown with white specksCream BrabanterWhiteBlack Sex-link
(also known as Black Stars)BrownShamo Light brown

Each chicken breed has specific genes that affect eggshell color. Chickens that lay colored eggs include Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Welsummer, Maran and Easter Egger hens. No matter the color, hens need balanced nutrition to lay eggs with strong, protective shells. Get strong eggs with the Oyster Strong® System, exclusively in Purina® premium and organic layer feeds.

From olive to pretty blue and speckled to chocolate brown, colored eggs are trending in the backyard chicken world. Some chicken keepers discover even more unique egg colors, like deep pink, dark green or speckled, by crossing different breeds. When a hen and rooster are mated, genes from both parents contribute to the eggshell color laid by their offspring. A combination of blue and brown pigments produces a green shell color, as with an Olive Egger. Hens that lack proper calcium levels typically produce soft or brittle eggshells. Historically, chicken raisers have supplemented oyster shell on the side of layer feeds to provide calcium. This means calcium is steadily supplied during the full 24- to 26-hour egg-formation process – helping hens create strong, protective shells , no matter the color.

A Guide to Different Colored Chicken Eggs

Raise These Chicken Breeds for a Colorful Egg Basket

Imagine the excitement of peering into your nesting boxes and finding a rainbow of different colored eggs every day. There are more than 60 breeds of chickens recognized by the American Poultry Association and hundreds of other chicken breeds that have been developed worldwide — many of whom lay gorgeous eggs in a rainbow of hues ranging from white to cream, green, pink, blue and even chocolate brown.While the color of the eggshell doesn’t determine egg nutrient value or taste in the least, if you want to put some color in your egg basket, consider some of the following breeds that lay prettily hued eggs. Increasingly, these fairly rare breeds are becoming more widely available from hatcheries such as Chickens for Backyards and Meyer Hatchery, while others can still only be found from specialty breeders online.Ever since Martha Stewart shared photos a couple of years ago in her magazine of her egg baskets bursting to the brim with beautiful blue eggs laid by her own flock, azure eggs have been coveted by backyard chicken keepers everywhere also wanting beautiful, sky blue eggs in their baskets. Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Cream Legbars all lay blue eggs.

Green Eggs

To add a few green eggs in your basket, consider raising some aptly-named Easter Eggers. (In fact, a flock of this mixed breed of chickens can lay a rainbow of egg colors on their own including bluish, green, pinkish or cream!), Olive Eggers or Favaucanas. Several other breeds lay varying shades of green eggs. Olive Egger chickens (half Marans chickens and half Ameraucana chickens) lay olive green eggs, while a new breed developed by My Pet Chicken, the Favaucana (half Faverolle and half Ameraucana), lays a pale sage green egg. Isbars also lay a range of greenish-colored eggs from mossy to mint green.

Cream/Pinkish Eggs

A nice change from ordinary brown or tan eggs, cream or pale pink eggs will add some subtle variety to your egg basket. Light Sussex, Mottled Javas, Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, Silkies, and Faverolles all lay a pinkish-cream egg. As noted above, some Easter Eggers will also lay cream or pink eggs, while others will lay green or bluish eggs.

Dark Brown Eggs

Brown eggs are pretty common, but gorgeous dark chocolate brown eggs lend a pop of rich color to your egg basket. If you are wondering which chickens lay dark brown eggs, here’s your answer: Welsummers, Barnevelders, Penedesencas, and Marans are all brown egg layers.

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