Green egg layers
These are our cross Aracuana hens. Currently we have Fathima, Ada & Eva, with Olivia just starting to lay. We're anxiously awaiting Clova to start laying, it could be any day now!
Brown egg layers
These hens are a cross of the Dutch Welsummer breed & our Australian Hyline breed. They are a darker shell, often with spots & a low sheen shell. They are produced by Jaffa & Luna
Blue egg layers
This colour is from our pure breed Lavender Aracuanas. They lay an egg that is a beautiful shade of powder blue with a matt shell. Their lavender grey feathers are also matt, with no sheen. This breed originated in Peru & Chile, with Violetta, Maeve & Lilliana adding their special colour to our palette.
Lighter egg layers
These girls are a mix of many breeds. We have Cecilia on the left, then Monica who sometimes lays eggs with purple splotches, then Cordelia, whose eggs are often a distinct shade of pink.
Our sweet bantam Wyandottes are a breed originating in the United States of America with laced feathers. They lay small eggshell coloured (haha) eggs. Their names are Paloma & Poppit & almost fit in your pocket.
Chocolate egg layers
The egg on the right (hasn't quite made it to the studio for a sitting yet -haha) is our chocolate coloured egg. They are from a French breed called Marans & are the only eggs eaten by James Bond! We have Cuckoo Marans with muted barred feathers.
Watch this space
Now that we have different shades of brown eggs, we'll be mixing their parents up with chickens that carry the blue egg laying gene. Can't wait to see what shades of green! It remains to be seen.