Originally Posted by dheltzel
I don't know much more about them than you do if you've read what you can google. This is my first experience with them, but msladyhawke can say a lot more about them. I don't expect them to compare to leghorns or even barred rocks in their laying ability, if they come close, I'll be happy. From what I've read, they seem ideal for small flocks or free ranging. Since we need more people breeding them to get the breed stronger, they seem like a good choice for a white egg layer on the farm. They would also be perfect for creating blue egg laying sex-links if the hens are crossed to a black ameracauna. I think next year I may be producing blue hens that lay blue eggs that are sexable at hatch. The cockerels would be blue barred, and probably all of them will have the cute ear-muffs, even as chicks.
I got BIG plans!
awesome! Can't wait to see those 'ear-muff' guys!!! I will look up more info..these chickens are very nice looking and , if they lay at least as good as a wyandotte, who knows what the future holds...
Originally Posted by Auroradream26
not sure bit I can't wait to find out
I'm guessing that it'll be a jumbo size egg though she's a BIG girl! Only 6 weeks old and you can see how big she is on my hands lol
jumbo!! cool...It is amazing the differences in egg sizes..even in the same breeds! I have a wyandotte (cordon bleu), she is still laying the smallest out of all..have to get a pic to show the obvious difference...even if the Marans eggs weren't dark brown, you would still know she laid it..it is very large..at least compared to the wyandottes..my bunch, besides the small one, are laying a medium egg...we didn't realize how much we would enjoy the marans egg!! Has been a wonderful experience to be able to have the variety, more will come ..i am sure
We definitely will need some pics of your girls egg!!