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Breeds that lay different-colored eggs

If you want chicken breeds that give you a variety of egg colors, like a basket of Easter eggs every day, choose breeds that give you a variety of colors.

Most eggshell colors fall under some variation of white, brown, or blue-green, specific to each chicken breed.

Here are some suggestions for breeds with different colors of eggs:

Blue-green eggs: Ameraucana, Araucana, Easter Egger

Brown eggs: Barred Rock, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Cochin, Dark Star Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Silver-Laced Wyandotte

Dark-chocolate eggs: Barnevelder, Penedesenca, Welsumer, and some varieties of Marans

Off-white eggs: Hamburg

White eggs: Ancona, Polish, Silkie, White Leghorn

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