Chicken eggs are a highly nutritious food in various colors and sizes. The most common egg color is white, but the other colors are blue, red, pink, green, purple, etc. However, the egg color depends on the chicken breed and sometimes what they eat.
Knowing the color chart will help you to know about the breeds, and you can also learn about egg nutrients.
Chicken Egg Colors Chart
Most popular chicken breed egg color
|Egg color||Chicken breed||Egg size||Productivity per year|
|White, Tinted||Yokohama, Nankin, Rosecomb, Booted Bantam||Small to medium||80 – 120|
|White, Tinted||Frizzle||medium||120 – 140|
|White, Tinted||Dorking||Medium||140 -150|
|White, Light Brown||Serama||small||50 – 70|
|White, Light Brown||Siciliana||Small||150 – 180|
|White, Cream||Assendelfter, Dutch Bantam, Mille Fleur d’Uccle, Gold tops||Small to medium||160 – 200|
|White, Cream||Barbu d’Anvers, Barbu de Watermael, Barbu de Grubbe||small||90 – 120|
|White, Cream||Sussex||medium||220 – 240|
|White||Ancona, Andalusian, Friesian, Poule de Bresse, Vorwerk,||Medium to large||200 – 260|
|white||White-faced Black Spanish, Sicilian Buttercup, Polish Chicken, Old English Pheasant Fowl, Minorca, La Fleche, Lakenvelder, Houdan, Hamburg, Derbyshire Redcap, Crevecoeur, Campine, Bresse, Brakel, Brabanter, Bergische Kräher, Augsburger, Appenzeller Spitzhauben, Altsteirer||Small to large||120 – 200|
|white||Leghorn, White Star||large||260-280|
|Tinted, Cream, Light Brown||Aseel, Asil||Medium||40 – 70|
|Tinted, Cream||Silkie, Old English Game||Small to medium||80 – 170|
|Tinted, Cream||Rhodebar, Norfolk Grey, Marsh Daisy||Medium to large||180 – 250|
|Tinted, Brown||Brahma||Large||140 – 160|
|Tinted||Wybar, Malines||large||140 – 200|
|Pink, Brown, Plum||Croad Lansghan||Large||140 – 160|
|Pink, Light Brown, and brown||Plymouth Rock, Faverolle||Medium to large||220-280|
|Light Brown||Malay, Cubalaya, Ko-Shamo, North Holland Blue, Orpington, Pekin, Russian Orloff||Small to large||70-200|
|Light Brown||Amrock||200- 280|
|Green, Blue, and various green||Easter Egger, Favaucana, Olive eggers, German bush fowl||Medium to large||160 – 250|
|Dark Brown||Welsummer, Penedesenca, Barnevelder, Marans||Medium to large||140 – 200|
|Cream, White||Breda||Medium||160 – 180|
|Cream, Tinted||Fayoumi, Kraienkoppe, Rumpless Game, Scots Dumpy||Medium to large||150 – 200|
|Cream, Tinted||Phoenix, Japanese Bantam (Chabo)||Medium||40 – 140|
|Cream, Tinted||Ixworth||Medium||240 – 260|
|Cream, Light Brown||Transylvanian Naked Neck, Sulmtaler||Medium||100 – 140|
|Cream, Light Brown||Cochin, Wyandotte, Scots Grey||Medium and large||150 – 200|
|Brown, Light Brown||Indian Game (Cornish)||Small||160 – 180|
|Brown, Light Brown||Jersey Giant, New Hampshire Red||large||200 – 260|
|Brown, Light Brown||Shamo||Medium||60 – 90|
|Brown, Cream||American Game||Medium||80 – 100|
|Brown||Welbar, Speckledy, Modern Langshan, Java Chicken, German Langshan, Burford Brown||large||150-200|
|Brown||Chantecler, Dominique, Rhode Island Red||large||200-250|
|Brown||Australorp, Black Rock, Bovans Hybrids, Cinnamon Queens, Delaware, Golden comets, Hy-Line, ISA Brown, Lohmann Brown, Red Star||large||250-300|
|Blue, Blue-green, and light Blue||Rumpless Araucana, Cream Legbar, Araucana, Ameraucana||Medium to large||150-180|
What is The Rarest Color of Chicken Egg?
Chicken has different eggshell colors; the most common colors are white and brown. But the eggs can be green, blue, or purple. Green eggs are the rearrest because only a few breeds lay green eggs.
Another rearrest color is charcoal and green. It is still unidentified which breed produces charcoal or grey eggs. Purple and olive green are another two types of rearrest eggs.
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What Color Egg is Best?
Brown and white eggs are the most common chicken egg color, with high nutrition. However, brown and white eggs have the same nutrition, and the egg color does not relate to nutrients.
Source: Egg Explained
The nutrients depend on the chicken’s diet because if you feed chicken with vitamins, minerals, omega three, and more, they will produce the same nutrients as eggs.
Why are Brown Eggs More Expensive?
A reddish brown chicken lays brown eggs with a particular egg size. These breeds are giant, eat more food and produce large eggs. Also, their productivity level is high, but they are also expensive to take care of. That’s why their egg prices are higher.
Which Egg is Better, Brown or White?
Brown eggs are more prominent than white eggs as brows reddish chickens are bigger. Brown chickens eat more food than white chickens.
That’s why some believe brown eggs are better than white eggs. But this is a myth. Both white and brown eggs have almost the same nutrients; they are healthy foods.
How to Tell What Color Eggs a Chicken Will Lay?
Different breeds lay different colors of eggs, but sometimes their diet could also change the eggshell color. You can also tell the egg color will be looking at them.
Such as chicken with white earlobes will lay white eggs, and dark earlobes will lay brown eggs. Pale green or blue color earlobes chicken will lay green or blue eggs.
Can One Chicken Lay Different Colored Eggs?
One chicken cannot lay or hatch different color eggs until she is sick or her diet changes. But that does not mean chickens with white eggs will lay green or blue eggs. Their unwellness only affects the shade of color.