Here’s A List of Different Types of Chickens and The Colors of Eggs They Lay

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Did you know that there other chicken eggs besides from brown and white?

And if you wish for a more colorful basket when retrieving your eggs come morning, it depends on the type of chicken in your coop that determines the color of your eggs.

However it’s important to note, that the color of the eggshell does not determine the nutritional value or taste of the yolk or egg whites inside.

So with that in mind, here is a quick guide of chicken breeds for a more colorful egg basket!

If you remember when Martha Stewart posted a photo of her blue eggs overflowing in her basket, the chickens that lay light blue eggs are the Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Cream Legbars.

Now when it comes to green eggs, there are several breeds that can lay different shades of green.

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For example, Easter Egger chickens (and yes this is a real breed of chickens), will often lay a rainbow of eggs that aren’t just colored green and Olive Eggers are aptly named for producing olive-colored eggs.

You can also count on the the Isbar breed to lay a range of green-colored eggs in different shades from mossy to mint green.

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If you would like to see a few pretty and pink eggs when collecting the eggs from your coop, the Light Sussex, Mottled Javas, AustralorpsBuff Orpingtons, Silkies, and Faverolles chicken breeds will lay pale pink to creamish-colored eggs.

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Considering now you know which chicken breeds lay which egg color, your egg baskets will now be filled with a colorful palette come morning!

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