The chickens I raised were an exotic assortment of breeds although most were Arucanas, originally from South
America. Those are the ones that lay the colored eggs. My sister, who lived on a farm across the road, ordered
chicks at the same time but opted to be sensible and get the commercial breed recommended for early egg
production and fast development. The Arucanas started laying a full month earlier than hers and developed much
faster as well. I also found them to be a very agreeable, calm and friendly flock whereas the other breeds I had
and her flock were far more flighty and high strung. Their egg yokes were smaller than other eggs of the same
size (ergo lower cholesterol) and people we shared them with thought they were extremely tasty and got a kick
out of the pastel egg colors too!
Offered by Sue.