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Silver Cuckoo Marans lay chocolate eggs! Yes! Okay, not the sweet kind you eat, but the color of it. A must for a colorful egg basket.

Rhodebars are the uniquely wonderful offspring of a shotgun marriage between the Yanks and the Brits. In 1947, British geneticists crossed Rhode Island reds (the quintessential America barnyard chicken) with golden brussbars (a rare British breed) to create an auto-sexing chicken breed with striking red barring and the ability to annually lay hundreds of extra large eggs.