What egg color is your chicken egg? Do you know what it means when a chicken’s egg is pale yellow, dark brown, or even green? If not, don’t worry!
This blog post will let you in on the secret of egg colors. There are many factors that can change the color of a chicken egg including age and breed.
To help you get started with this guide to egg colors we have included a chart below so that you can see all of the different egg colors and their corresponding meanings.
Brown eggs are the most common type of egg laid by hens. In fact, they’re almost ubiquitous in grocery stores and restaurants across America.
Chickens that lay brown eggs have a genetic propensity for producing this specific shade of yolk pigment (the same way humans can be born with dark hair or blue eyes).
Some people prefer them over other varieties because their shells aren’t as easily broken when dropped on hard surfaces like tile floors,
although chickens certainly don’t care about which color shell each individual is exposed to from birth! Chickens who lay light-colored yellow chicken eggs – also known as “white shelled” birds — will deposit these types of orange pigments into their own white feathers if allowed.
here are some Chickens That Lay Brown Eggs.
- Jersey Giant
- New Hampshire Red
- Rhode Island Red
- Plymouth Rocks
- Red Sex-links
- (Also referred as Red Stars, Golden Comet)
- Russian Orloff.
here are some Chickens That Lay Blue Eggs
Chickens that have blue eggs are rare and unique.
Chickens with blue eggshells, scientifically known as “Livornese chickens,” were first discovered in the 17th century on a small island near Italy called Elba.
Nowadays, these special chicken breeds can be found all over Europe but not much elsewhere. They lay approximately one percent of their total number of eggs in shades from light to dark turquoise or even cobalt-blue!
These birds’ unusual color is due to high levels of biliverdin which gives them pigmentation instead of hemoglobin (the iron-rich protein responsible for transporting oxygen throughout our body).
- Cream Legbar
- Easter Egger
here are some Chickens That Lay White Eggs.
Chickens that lay white eggs can be found all over the world.
In fact, chickens are one of the most successful creatures on earth in terms of numbers as they have been domesticated for about 10 thousand years now and there is an estimate to around 20 billion worldwide right now with a population growth rate of 2-4%.
Chickens come from China where it was domesticated originally but were spread throughout Asia first by nomadic tribes before spreading westward into Europe through trade routes like Silk Road during Roman times.
- White-Faced Black Spanish
- Sicilian Buttercup
- Brown Leghorn
- Dutch Bantam
- Cream Brabanter
- La Fleche
- Modern Games
here are some Chickens That Lay Cream Eggs.
Chickens that lay cream eggs are my favorite chickens to keep. These breeds of chicken produce a different kind of egg–a cream-colored, double-yolked egg with rich orange-colored shell membranes and dark yellow or brown shells!
Cream Egg Layers have an endearing personality which makes it easy as well as fun to raise them in your backyard flock.
They’re available in several varieties: Buff Orpingtons; Barred Plymouth Rocks (called by the nickname “speckled hens”); White Leghorns; Golden Sex Links; Rhode Island Reds & New Hampshire Whites.
Chickens come from all over the world so they vary greatly depending on their breed origin but Cream Layer Chickens seem particularly happy to go lucky.
- Salmon Faverolle
- Old English Game
- Mille Fleur d’Uccles
- Japanese Bantam
- Cream Legbar
here are some Chickens That Lay Green Eggs
- Easter Egger
- Olive Egger
- Blue Favaucana
here are some Chickens That Lay Dark Brown Eggs
- Silver Cuckoo Marans
- Golden Cuckoo Marans
- Black Copper Marans