Amberlink – A hybrid breed developed for high egg production and large brown eggs. The eggs are indistinguishable from the Isa Brown egg, however, the Amberlink is somewhat of a better forager and more adaptive to a non-cage lifestyle. They have great feather retention.
Ameraucana – Add some color to your flock with this interesting breed that lays an array of colored eggs! Egg colors can include blue, green, pink, or olive drab. The birds vary in color and size, some with whiskers and others with muffs of feathers covering the ears.
Barred Rock – An old-time farm favorite! With high egg production and large, meaty bodies, these are perfect for a dual-purpose flock.
Black Australorp – As a very good brown egg layer with a large body size, Black Australorps are a great dual-purpose breed. Their quiet, docile temperament makes them easy to handle and great for any flock!
Buff Orpington – A very attractive, old-time favorite! With a full, fluffy plumage with rich color, these birds are a popular choice of brown egg layers.
Golden Laced Wyandotte – Add some unique coloring to your flock with the Golden Laced Wyandotte. This breed has a golden color feather with black edging commonly called “lacing” that makes them so attractive. Although slower growing, they do get to be large and are a good egg layer.
Isa Browns – The Isa Brown holds about 60% of The World Brown Egg Market. All other egg-laying breeds are judged and compared to this breed. They offer you exceptional egg output resulting in low feed conversion. Bred for excellent egg size, the in-built adaptability allows you to produce a large and extra large egg size from 62 to 65 grams or so. Isa Browns have current livability of 97.3% and hen housed average production to 76 weeks is 321 eggs. Average egg weight is 62.8 grams. Very dependable and consistent with their laying, this breed is also a very friendly and docile breed making them great for your flock!
Light Brahma – A fun addition to any flock due to their feathered feet! The Light Brahma is a large, stately breed that is a good brown egg layer.
Olive Egger – Cross between first-generation Cuckoo Maran males with first-generation Americana hens will fill your need. Enjoy the egg shades of olive and green the majority of the time, with a scattering of lighter shades like brown or even pink.
Pearl Star Leghorn – One of our most popular breeds for large cream-white eggs and variegated feathering. Townline’s Pearl Star Leghorns are imported from the Czech Republic and are a cross between Partridge Rocks and Sussex.
Plymouth Blue Rock – Looking for blue-hued plumage, sex-link chicks, and large light-medium brown eggs? Then the Plymouth Blue Rock is your chicken. This cross between Plymouth Barred Rocks and the Native Andalusians imported from the Czech Republic allows for smoky blue-grey plumage that can also exhibit barring patterns of darker blue hues.
Production Marans – If you’re looking for “chocolate” colored eggs, then these Marans are a must-have. Imported from the Czech Republic, this cross between the lovely Black Copper Marans and competent Barred Rocks will give you a steady output of these stunningly dark eggs.
Rhode Island Red – A popular and familiar breed for many, the Rhode Island Reds are a dependable choice for brown egg layers. Their rusty red coloring makes them very attractive while their large body size makes them a great all-purpose bird for your flock!
Silver Laced Wyandotte – The Silver Laced Wyandotte is an attractive, large breed that lays a nice brown egg. They have white feathers with black edging known as “lacing” and have a calm disposition. Great for an interesting look to add to your flock!
White Leghorn – One of the most economical choices for egg production, the White Leghorn is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Their eggs are consistently large to extra large in size. The birds tend to mature very early which means egg-producing begins quickly! They are not favored as meat birds as they do not get to be large birds and can tend to be very active and flighty. They rarely go broody, which makes them well suited for uninterrupted egg laying. Egg quality and shell strength are consistently good.