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What kind of chicken lays the darkest chocolate colored eggs? Is It the Copper Marans? If you have that kind of chicken, let me see your chickens & pics of eggs, please! I want one or two really bad! Where can I get one?

Isn't there other colors like Splash & such of Marans too? Do they also lay the very dark chocolate eggs?

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Not sure if the search bar is working, but you should look for the Marans Thread.  Lots of pictures you can peruse.

Edited to add:  Here is the link... http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7798136#p7798136


Edited by Muggsmagee - 11/7/11 at 9:06pm

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post #3 of 17

Marans are the overall "type" that lay dark eggs.  There are maran breeds that carry a specific color gene who also lay the dark eggs.

Several non-maran breeds lay dark eggs as well, the names of which escape me now.  I can think of welsummers, pandescas,  and....that's all I got right now.  It is far too late for me to think.

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post #4 of 17

Black Copper Marans or BCM is what I've been told. They do lay beautiful eggs! But I usually only get 3 eggs a week per hen. And they take lots of egg laying breaks So their not the most prolific chickens.

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post #5 of 17

Any of the Marans colors, Black Copper, Blue Copper, Splash, Cuckoo, etc, all lay the dark, chocolate colored eggs. That "darkness" varies per individual bird though, with some laying lighter/darker than others of the breed.

Welsummer chickens are also supposed to lay dark eggs, though I don't know if they are as dark as the darkest Marans lay.

Don't know if there are any Marans breeders near you, but thunder123 here on BYC is a local breeder of FBCM's in my neck of the woods (in Louisiana) and is the person I bought my Marans chicks from.

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post #6 of 17

Barnvelders, Pendenescas and Welsummers all lay dark brown eggs.

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post #7 of 17

We had two Cuckoo Marans. One of them was killed by a hawk last week, but she had been laying for about a month. Her eggs were a rich brown, with an almost orange tint. Our other one who has been laying for a couple of weeks, lays huge, dark eggs. Really dark.

I live on Sugar Mountain with my husband, Kevin, Australian Shepherd Grady, cat Phoebe and 1Golden Comet (Annabelle), 2 Cherry Eggers (Scarlett and Minnie Pearl), 3 Easter Eggers (Stella, Clara and Beulah), 1 Cuckoo Maran (Mabelline), and 4 Welsummers (Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche and Rose, aka "the Golden Girls")
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I live on Sugar Mountain with my husband, Kevin, Australian Shepherd Grady, cat Phoebe and 1Golden Comet (Annabelle), 2 Cherry Eggers (Scarlett and Minnie Pearl), 3 Easter Eggers (Stella, Clara and Beulah), 1 Cuckoo Maran (Mabelline), and 4 Welsummers (Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche and Rose, aka "the Golden Girls")
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post #8 of 17

If you want some marans go to www.meyerhatchery.com

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post #9 of 17

The 3 dark eggs are from my Welsummer

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66234_img_8986.jpg

This is from my Cuckoo Marans... is much darker than my Welsummer's eggs
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66234_img_4042.jpg

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The 3 dark eggs are from my Welsummer

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66234_img_8986.jpg

This is from my Cuckoo Marans... is much darker than my Welsummer's eggs
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66234_img_4042.jpg


Nice! Where did you get them? How do your welsummers lay?

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