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Backyard Chicken Breeds and Egg Color

Many people who are new to raising chickens hope for a myriad of different colors of eggs to try, but it can be difficult to know which chickens to choose and what kind of eggs they will produce. Why are some eggs white while others are brown, blue, or green? Is it the color of the feathers that determine the egg color? I’ve heard it said that it’s the chicken’s ear lobes that help you predict egg color, but that isn’t quite right. It’s hardwired in the genetics of each breed. Backyard chicken expert Pam Freeman is here to share some of the wisdom included in her fabulous book Backyard Chickens: Beyond the Basics and teach us which chicken breeds lay which eggs. By Pam Freeman Breeds...

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