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Chicken Egg Colors Chart

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

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 as 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 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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Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The editorial team consists of 3rd generation chicken owners Kat, journalist, editor-in-chief, and Nick, working with illustrators and specialists in the field.

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