We never wanted just one breed- simply because I love variety and different personalities and different egg colors! We have (of course!) Swedish Flowerhens, originating in my part of Sweden, Americaunas, different colors of Orpingtons, Cream Legbars, Leghorns, Salmon Faverolles, Majestic Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Golden Comets, Olive Eggers, Light Brahmas and the list goes on. We lost many- and finally gave up the fight with the fox. We instead passed it on to Freja, our Livestock Guardian Dog, and have not lost one single chicken this summer! Freja has her own fan club!
Our girls can now forage outside daily, accompanied by Freja who keeps them safe. If you have never had a “homegrown” fresh egg you are in for a treat. Other than tasting much better, fresh eggs have a much more brightly colored yoke. Your egg salad will never look pale again! The yoke gets paler the older the egg is. We have eggs in different colors from white to dark brown and green and blue as well! (All eggs, no matter the color of the shell, have the same nutrients and taste!)