Love the colors. Breeds? The greens & blues would be Aracaunas or Americaunas. The dark browns, maybe Marans or Welsummers.  And, some brown eggs are almost a dusty rose. All so pretty together. Who needs dye?!

Love the colors. Breeds? The greens & blues would be Aracaunas or Americaunas. The dark browns, maybe Marans or Welsummers. And, some brown eggs are almost a dusty rose. All so pretty together. Who needs dye?!

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A good visual description of the mix of laying hens I would like in the next couple of years... Easter Egger, Olive Egger, Copper Marans, Favorelle, Turken (Naked Neck), Ameraucana, and some variety of white egg layer to set them all off.

A good visual description of the mix of laying hens I would like in the next couple of years... Easter Egger, Olive Egger, Copper Marans, Favorelle, Turken (Naked Neck), Ameraucana, and some variety of white egg layer to set them all off.

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Guide to keeping chickens—egg colors based on breed. Good info for beginners!
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German settlers believed a white hare would leave brightly colored eggs for all good children on Easter morning. Early American children built nests of leaves and sticks in their gardens for the Easter Hare to fill with colored eggs. By the 19th century in America, the Easter Hare had become the Easter Bunny delighting children with baskets of eggs, chocolates, candy chicks, jelly beans and other gifts on Easter morning. Today, children also hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter…

German settlers believed a white hare would leave brightly colored eggs for all good children on Easter morning. Early American children built nests of leaves and sticks in their gardens for the Easter Hare to fill with colored eggs. By the 19th century in America, the Easter Hare had become the Easter Bunny delighting children with baskets of eggs, chocolates, candy chicks, jelly beans and other gifts on Easter morning. Today, children also hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter…

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When it comes to chicken eggs, white is not a color. Blue is, and green, rose and olive—not to mention eggs so chocolaty-brown you expect them to be filled with caramel.

When it comes to chicken eggs, white is not a color. Blue is, and green, rose and olive—not to mention eggs so chocolaty-brown you expect them to be filled with caramel.

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