How to Choose the Right Chicken Breeds for Your Gardening Needs
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