I have lots and lots of dark brown eggs. Available, 18-24 fresh eggs from my solid blue line. My line was developed from coppers so eggs are dark compared to most blues... #7 average. all have feather shanks (some are heavily feathered) My birds tend to be quite large... the black rooster in the photo below is 10 pounds! The maran club is increasing the standard for the size and weight of marans.... generally most are too small. (6-7 pounds) ** Backyard Poultry magazine has an article this month on marans... 2 of my birds are shown in this article.