What Chicken Breeds Lay What Colors To Get Rainbow Eggs

With it being the season of chicks and I know so many families that will be adding a new flock to their family I wanted to do a post sharing all about the colored egg layers and which breeds will give you what color. So if you want a rainbow basket you can plan around that. I know we personally wanted a rainbow basket. We have 4 breeds and a tot owl of 9 girls. And we get about 5 different colors. Our rainbow basket has brown, tan, pink, blue and green eggs. The next time we get more girls I definitely plan to get some dark egg layers.

Our breeds we have are:

  • Buff Orpington
  • Isa Brown
  • Oliver Egger
  • Americauna

Let’s get to that list so you can get to picking out your new flock.

Chickens That Lay White Eggs

  • Ancona
  • Andalusian
  • Hamburgs
  • Lakenvelders
  • Leghorn
  • Polish

Chickens That Lay Brown Eggs

  • Australorp
  • Barred Plymouth Rock
  • Black Jersey Giant
  • Brahma
  • Buckeye
  • Chantecler
  • Cochin
  • Dominique
  • New Hampshire Red
  • Orpington
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Rhode Island Red
  • Speckled Sussex

Chickens That Lay Dark Brown Eggs

  • Barnevelders
  • Marans
  • Penedesencas
  • Welsummer

Chickens That Lay Cream/Pink Eggs

  • Australorps
  • Buff Orpingtons
  • Easter Eggers (some)
  • Light Sussex
  • Mille Fleur D’uccle
  • Mottled Javas
  • Silkie

Chickens That Lay Blue Eggs

  • Ameraucana
  • Araucanas
  • Easter Egger
  • Cream Legbar

Chickens That Lay Green Eggs

  • Favaucana
  • Easter Egger
  • Isbars
  • Olive Egger

Chickens That Lay Speckled Eggs

  • Cuckoo Marans
  • Welsummers

I hope this helped you find breeds that would be perfect for your family based off egg color. I do suggest doing a little more research on the breeds you choose to make sure they will fit with your family. We specifically wanted colored eggs and girls that would be family/kid friendly. our boys love them and play with them daily.

Until next time, live a life you love!

Xo Jessica!

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