How Eggs Get Their Colors

If you’re deciding on new chickens and what new breeds to add to your flock, egg color is probably one of your top considerations Long gone are the days of plain white eggs

How did colored eggs come about?

Eggs from the very first chickens of the wild started out as tan, or light brown Wild jungle fowl were domesticated around 2000 BC All our domesticated breeds stem from these wild fowl

All eggs start out INSIDE the hen as white Through simple genetic tweaks, eggs now can come in white, tan, dark brown, speckled, blue, green, olive, and every color in