Rainbow Chickens are often a way of describing the popular Easter Egger or Americana Chicken. This is because Easter Eggers lay a rainbow of egg colors, including blue, green, brown, and even pinkish tones. There is a Rainbow breed developed by Hoover’s Hatchery, which is described on this page.View the Easter egger Chickens (colorful egg layers)
Rainbow Chickens are a relatively new breed, not certified by the APA, and actually a blend of many breeds. The Rainbow Chicken breed is raised for meat or egg production.
The most unique characteristic of the Rainbow Chicken is its color and feather pattern variation. No two birds will have the same color pattern, and the feathers blend into a dizzying mirage. One of the breeds this cross is the Rhode Island Red, though Hoovers’ keeps the rest a secret.
Rainbow Chickens are fast growing and will quickly dwarf other standard and small breeds. As such it is important to put an end to any potential aggressive behavior due to size discrepancies in the juveniles. It may be necessary to separate larger, faster growing breeds from chicks, even if they are the same age.
Male Rainbow chickens will reach market weight within 12 weeks topping off around 5 lbs live weight and the females will lay 280-300 light brown eggs annually. These Beautiful birds are relatively new to the market and as such are very rare among chicken owners.