Ans: Which breed of chicken is the “Easter egg chicken,” named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

Which breed of chicken is the "Easter egg chicken," named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

  • Americauna
  • Rhode Island Reds
  • Lakenvelders
  • Faverolles

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Which breed of chicken is the "Easter egg chicken," named because of the multicolored eggs the hens lay?

· Americauna 26.8%

The different shades of chicken eggs are the result of pigments deposited as the eggs move through the chicken’s oviduct. The genetics of the hen is what determines the pigment of these deposits. The blue to green eggs come from the Aracuana breed of chickens, originally developed in Chile. By crossing the Aracuana with other breeds, the Americauna came about. Its tendency to lay multicolored eggs has earned it the nickname "Easter egg chicken. " Source: WiseGeek.org

· Rhode Island Reds 33.3%

· Lakenvelders 20.2%

· Faverolles 19.6%

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