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    Chicken Egg Colors Chart

    Chickens can lay white, brown, blue, green, and even pink eggs. The eggshell color is controlled by genetics and varies per breed. A chicken egg colors chart provides an overview of the egg color per breed.

    You can consult the charts on this page or download the chicken egg colors charts as free printables.

    Free Printable Chicken Egg Color Charts

    Here are two free printable Chicken Egg Color charts you can download as PDF files:

    Egg Colors Chart PDFDescription
    Chicken Egg Colors Chart by BreedAlphabetical list of chicken breeds, egg colors, size, and amount of eggs per year
    Chicken Egg Colors Chart by Egg ColorList of chicken breeds grouped per egg color, listing size, and amount of eggs per year

    Chicken Egg Color Overview

    The chicken egg color chart shows which color eggs a chicken breed is laying:

    Egg ColorDescription
    WhiteNo pigment in the shell
    Cream, TintedLittle brown pigmentation on top of the shell makes it off-white
    Brown, Light or DarkBrown pigmentation on the shell
    BlueBlue pigmentation throughout the shell
    Green, OliveBlue pigmentation covered with a layer of brown pigmentation
    PinkBloom giving a white egg a pink shine
    Purple, PlumBloom giving a brown or green egg a purple color

    A basic chicken egg is made of white calcium. The color of an egg comes from brown and blue pigments. Blue pigments color the entire shell. Brown pigments are spread as a top layer on the shell, and brown shells are white on the inside.

    An egg with both brown and blue pigments gets an olive green hue. Eggs with a pink shine get their color from the bloom that covers the shell. The pink shine can turn purple or plum if the egg’s base color is brown or green.

    Chicken Egg Colors Chart by Breed

    The following table gives an overview of chicken egg colors per breed. The chart is also available also a printable pdf:

    Chicken BreedEgg ColorEgg SizeEggs per Year
    AltsteirerWhite, IvoryLarge180 – 200
    AmeraucanaLight blueMedium150 – 180
    AmrockLight BrownLarge200 – 250
    AnconaWhiteLarge240 – 260
    AndalusianWhiteLarge220 – 240
    American GameBrown, CreamMedium80 – 100
    Appenzeller SpitzhaubenWhiteLarge180 – 200
    AraucanaBlue, Blue-greenLarge150 – 180
    AustralorpBrownMedium220 – 280
    AssendelfterWhite, CreamMedium160 – 200
    Asil, AseelTinted, Cream, Light BrownMedium40 – 70
    AugsburgerWhiteLarge150 – 180
    Ayam CemaniWhiteSmall70 – 90
    Barbu d’AnversWhite, CreamSmall90 – 120
    Barbu de WatermaelWhite, CreamSmall90 – 120
    Barbu de GrubbeWhite, CreamSmall90 – 120
    BarnevelderDark BrownLarge180 – 200
    Bergische KräherWhiteLarge140 – 160
    Black RockBrownLarge260 – 260
    Booted BantamWhite, TintedSmall100 – 120
    Bovans HybridsBrownLarge260 – 290
    BrabanterWhiteLarge140 – 160
    BrahmaTinted, BrownLarge140 – 160
    BrakelWhiteSmall150 – 180
    BredaCream, WhiteMedium160 – 180
    BresseWhiteLarge160 – 180
    Burford BrownBrownLarge160 – 180
    CampineWhiteMedium150 – 170
    ChanteclerBrownLarge180 – 220
    Cinnamon QueensBrownLarge260 – 280
    CochinCream, Light BrownMedium150 – 180
    Cream LegbarBlue-greenLarge160 – 180
    CrevecoeurWhiteMedium120 – 150
    Croad LansghanBrown, Pink, PlumLarge140 – 160
    CubalayaLight BrownSmall150 – 200
    DelawareBrownLarge250 – 300
    Derbyshire RedcapWhiteLarge150 – 200
    DominiqueBrownLarge220 – 240
    DorkingWhite, TintedMedium140 -150
    Dutch BantamWhite, CreamSmall140 – 160
    Easter EggerGreen, Blue, VariousLarge180 – 200
    FaverolleLight Brown, PinkMedium220 – 240
    FavaucanaSage GreenMedium200 – 250
    FayoumiCream, TintedMedium150 – 200
    FriesianWhiteSmall200 – 230
    FrizzleWhite, TintedSmall120 – 140
    German bush fowlGreenMedium160 – 180
    German LangshanBrownLarge150 – 200
    Golden cometsBrownLarge250 – 300
    Gold topsWhite, CreamSmall120 – 140
    HamburgWhiteSmall150 – 220
    HoudanWhiteMedium150 – 200
    Hy-LineBrownLarge240 – 260
    Indian Game (Cornish)Brown, Light BrownSmall160 – 180
    ISA BrownBrownLarge240 – 260
    IxworthCream, TintedMedium240 – 260
    Japanese Bantam (Chabo)Cream, TintedSmall100 – 140
    Java ChickenBrownLarge150 – 180
    Jersey GiantBrown, Light BrownLarge240 – 260
    Ko-ShamoLight BrownSmall140 – 160
    KraienkoppeCream, TintedMedium150 – 200
    LakenvelderWhiteMedium150 – 170
    LeghornWhiteLarge260 – 280
    La FlecheWhiteLarge150 – 160
    Lohmann BrownBrownLarge260 – 280
    MalayMalayMedium70 – 120
    MalinesTintedLarge140 – 160
    MaransVery Dark BrownLarge140 – 160
    Marsh DaisyTinted, CreamSmall220 – 250
    Mille Fleur d’UccleWhite, CreamSmall150 – 180
    MinorcaWhiteLarge120 – 160
    Modern GameWhiteMedium50 – 70
    Modern LangshanBrownMedium150 – 200
    NankinWhite, TintedSmall80 – 100
    New Hampshire RedBrown, Light BrownLarge200 – 260
    Norfolk GreyTinted, CreamMedium200 – 220
    North Holland BlueLight BrownLarge150 – 170
    Old English GameTinted, CreamMedium150 – 170
    Old English Pheasant FowlWhiteLarge160 – 200
    Olive eggersOlive GreenLarge160 – 180
    OrpingtonLight BrownLarge180 – 200
    PekinLight BrownSmall100 – 140
    PenedesencaDark BrownMedium150 – 200
    PhoenixCream, TintedMedium40 – 120
    Plymouth RockLight Brown, BrownLarge260 – 280
    Poule de BresseWhiteLarge200 – 250
    Polish ChickenWhiteMedium150 – 200
    Red StarBrownLarge250 – 300
    Rhode Island RedBrownLarge220 – 240
    RhodebarTinted, CreamLarge180 – 250
    RosecombWhite, TintedSmall100 – 120
    Rumpless AraucanaBlueMedium160 – 180
    Rumpless GameCream, TintedMedium160 – 180
    Russian OrloffLight BrownMedium100 – 120
    Scots DumpyCream, TintedLarge160 – 200
    Scots GreyCreamLarge140 – 160
    SebrightWhiteSmall50 – 70
    SeramaWhite, Light BrownSmall50 – 70
    ShamoBrown Light BrownMedium60 – 90
    Sicilian ButtercupWhiteSmall160 – 180
    SilkieTinted, CreamSmall80 – 120
    White-faced Black SpanishWhiteLarge160 – 180
    SicilianaWhite, Light BrownSmall150 – 180
    SpeckledyBrownLarge180 – 200
    SulmtalerCream, Light BrownMedium120 – 140
    SultanWhiteSmall50 – 70
    SumatraWhiteMedium100 – 120
    SussexWhite, CreamLarge220 – 240
    Transylvanian Naked NeckCream, Light BrownMedium100 – 120
    VorwerkWhiteLarge200 – 220
    WelbarBrownLarge180 – 200
    WelsummerDark BrownLarge140 – 160
    White StarWhiteLarge260 – 280
    WyandotteCream, BrownLarge180 – 200
    WybarTintedLarge180 – 200
    YokohamaWhite, TintedMedium80 – 120

    Chicken Egg Colors Chart by Color

    The following table summarizes chicken egg breeds grouped per egg color. The chart is also available also a printable pdf:

    Egg ColorChicken BreedEgg SizeEggs per Year
    BlueRumpless AraucanaMedium160 – 180
    Blue, Blue-greenCream LegbarLarge160 – 180
    Blue, Blue-greenAraucanaLarge150 – 180
    Blue, Light BlueAmeraucanaMedium150 – 180
    BrownAustralorpMedium220 – 280
    BrownBlack RockLarge260 – 260
    BrownBovans HybridsLarge260 – 290
    BrownBurford BrownLarge160 – 180
    BrownChanteclerLarge180 – 220
    BrownCinnamon QueensLarge260 – 280
    BrownDelawareLarge250 – 300
    BrownDominiqueLarge220 – 240
    BrownGerman LangshanLarge150 – 200
    BrownGolden cometsLarge250 – 300
    BrownHy-LineLarge240 – 260
    BrownISA BrownLarge240 – 260
    BrownJava ChickenLarge150 – 180
    BrownLohmann BrownLarge260 – 280
    BrownModern LangshanMedium150 – 200
    BrownRed StarLarge250 – 300
    BrownRhode Island RedLarge220 – 240
    BrownSpeckledyLarge180 – 200
    BrownWelbarLarge180 – 200
    Brown, CreamAmerican GameMedium80 – 100
    Brown, Light BrownShamoMedium60 – 90
    Brown, Light BrownIndian Game (Cornish)Small160 – 180
    Brown, Light BrownJersey GiantLarge240 – 260
    Brown, Light BrownNew Hampshire RedLarge200 – 260
    CreamScots GreyLarge140 – 160
    Cream, BrownWyandotteLarge180 – 200
    Cream, Light BrownCochinMedium150 – 180
    Cream, Light BrownSulmtalerMedium120 – 140
    Cream, Light BrownTransylvanian Naked NeckMedium100 – 120
    Cream, TintedFayoumiMedium150 – 200
    Cream, TintedIxworthMedium240 – 260
    Cream, TintedJapanese Bantam (Chabo)Small100 – 140
    Cream, TintedKraienkoppeMedium150 – 200
    Cream, TintedPhoenixMedium40 – 120
    Cream, TintedRumpless GameMedium160 – 180
    Cream, TintedScots DumpyLarge160 – 200
    Cream, WhiteBredaMedium160 – 180
    Dark BrownMaransLarge140 – 160
    Dark BrownBarnevelderLarge180 – 200
    Dark BrownPenedesencaMedium150 – 200
    Dark BrownWelsummerLarge140 – 160
    GreenGerman bush fowlMedium160 – 180
    Green – OliveOlive eggersLarge160 – 180
    Green – SageFavaucanaMedium200 – 250
    Green, Blue, VariousEaster EggerLarge180 – 200
    Light BrownMalayMedium70 – 120
    Light BrownAmrockLarge200 – 250
    Light BrownCubalayaSmall150 – 200
    Light BrownKo-ShamoSmall140 – 160
    Light BrownNorth Holland BlueLarge150 – 170
    Light BrownOrpingtonLarge180 – 200
    Light BrownPekinSmall100 – 140
    Light BrownRussian OrloffMedium100 – 120
    Light Brown, BrownPlymouth RockLarge260 – 280
    Pink, Light BrownFaverolleMedium220 – 240
    Pink, Brown, PlumCroad LansghanLarge140 – 160
    TintedMalinesLarge140 – 160
    TintedWybarLarge180 – 200
    Tinted, BrownBrahmaLarge140 – 160
    Tinted, CreamMarsh DaisySmall220 – 250
    Tinted, CreamNorfolk GreyMedium200 – 220
    Tinted, CreamOld English GameMedium150 – 170
    Tinted, CreamRhodebarLarge180 – 250
    Tinted, CreamSilkieSmall80 – 120
    Tinted, Cream, Light BrownAsil, AseelMedium40 – 70
    WhiteAltsteirerLarge180 – 200
    WhiteAnconaLarge240 – 260
    WhiteAndalusianLarge220 – 240
    WhiteAppenzeller SpitzhaubenLarge180 – 200
    WhiteAugsburgerLarge150 – 180
    WhiteAyam CemaniSmall70 – 90
    WhiteBergische KräherLarge140 – 160
    WhiteBrabanterLarge140 – 160
    WhiteBrakelSmall150 – 180
    WhiteBresseLarge160 – 180
    WhiteCampineMedium150 – 170
    WhiteCrevecoeurMedium120 – 150
    WhiteDerbyshire RedcapLarge150 – 200
    WhiteFriesianSmall200 – 230
    WhiteHamburgSmall150 – 220
    WhiteHoudanMedium150 – 200
    WhiteLakenvelderMedium150 – 170
    WhiteLeghornLarge260 – 280
    WhiteLa FlecheLarge150 – 160
    WhiteMinorcaLarge120 – 160
    WhiteModern GameMedium50 – 70
    WhiteOld English Pheasant FowlLarge160 – 200
    WhitePoule de BresseLarge200 – 250
    WhitePolish ChickenMedium150 – 200
    WhiteSebrightSmall50 – 70
    WhiteSicilian ButtercupSmall160 – 180
    WhiteWhite-faced Black SpanishLarge160 – 180
    WhiteSultanSmall50 – 70
    WhiteSumatraMedium100 – 120
    WhiteVorwerkLarge200 – 220
    WhiteWhite StarLarge260 – 280
    White, CreamAssendelfterMedium160 – 200
    White, CreamBarbu d’AnversSmall90 – 120
    White, CreamBarbu de WatermaelSmall90 – 120
    White, CreamBarbu de GrubbeSmall90 – 120
    White, CreamDutch BantamSmall140 – 160
    White, CreamGold topsSmall120 – 140
    White, CreamMille Fleur d’UccleSmall150 – 180
    White, CreamSussexLarge220 – 240
    White, Light BrownSeramaSmall50 – 70
    White, Light BrownSicilianaSmall150 – 180
    White, TintedBooted BantamSmall100 – 120
    White, TintedDorkingMedium140 -150
    White, TintedFrizzleSmall120 – 140
    White, TintedNankinSmall80 – 100
    White, TintedRosecombSmall100 – 120
    White, TintedYokohamaMedium80 – 120

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