Chicken Egg Colors Chart [Shell, Yolk Identification]

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

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.

See More: Quail Vs Chicken Eggs

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.

What Color Egg is Best

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.

How to Tell What Color Eggs a Chicken Will Lay

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.

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