Egg color: WHITE
Blue Andalusian chickens are credited with being natives of Andalusia, a province in Spain. They originated from crossing a black fowl with one of its white sports; these two colors producing a slaty-blue fowl. Andalusian chickens stand high in productivity. It is one of the best layers of eggs, an excellent winter egg producer, it is an active forager, rugged and hardy. The chicks feather and mature quickly.
Egg color: BLUE
The Ameraucana breed was derived from blue egg laying chickens. They have muffs and a beard, and are very hardy and sweet. They lay eggs in shades of blue, and even have blue (or "slate") legs. They are a rare breed and only available through breeders at this time.
HERITAGE RHODE ISLAND RED
Egg color: BROWN
The Rhode Island Red is America's best known breed, and perhaps the world's best known fowl. It is the most successful dual purpose bird, and remains an excellent farm chicken. Originally developed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the 1880's and 1890's, its ancestors include Malay (hence the deep color), Shanghai, Java, and Brown Leghorn chickens. Its distinctive color and good production qualities helped it to spread rapidly.
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE
Egg color: brown/tan
The Wyandotte is an American breed developed in the 1870s. It was named for the indigenous Wyandot people of North America. The Wyandotte is a dual-purpose breed, kept for its brown eggs and its yellow-skinned meat. It is a popular show bird, and has many color variants.
Egg color: brown
Black Australorps are good looking, hardy, easygoing and highly prolific layers. Their name Black Australorp, is a combination of Orpington and Australian. Now it is one of the best prolific layer breeds. They are large and have a sweet temperment.
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