What Chickens Lay White Eggs?

What Chickens Lay White Eggs?

Discovering Chicken Breeds That Lay White Eggs: A Comprehensive Guide

Wanting some unique coloured eggs to find in your nestbox? White is often a much desired colour with surprisingly large number of chicken breeds producing them.

White eggs can be laid by a variety of chicken breeds, including:



One of the most common white egg-laying breeds. Leghorns are known to be excellent layers, producing up to 280 eggs per year.



Another breed known for laying white eggs is the ancona. They are a tough breed that can thrive in a variety of climates and have the added bonus of appealing plumage. 



Hamburgs are a small breed known for their white eggs. They have an attractive appearance and enjoy foraging. Hamburgs lay up to 200 eggs per year.



Andalusian is a breed known for its blue-gray feathers and ability to lay white eggs. They are good layers, but not as prolific as some of the other breeds mentioned previously.



Polish chickens are renowned for their pompom like crest covering nearly the entirety of their head. Whilst an attractive breed, they are far less productive in their egg laying, producing approximately 120 eggs annually.


In summary, egg colour should not be the sole trait you look for when selecting a new breed. Always take into account the temperament and breed characteristcs before purchasing. Egg colour can vary within a breed and from hen to hen. Age, diet, and genetics can also have an impact on egg colour.

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