Are varnish-less Marans eggs possible?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I got 9 eggs today, from 9 layers, but I haven't seen a shiny dark brown egg for about 5 days now. My lone Cuckoo Marans has been laying about 4 a week, which are 6-7 on the darkness scale.

    She lays the biggest egg of the 9, and there was an egg today that was the right size, but had NO "varnish" on it. It had a couple of dark specks, but was otherwise creamy brown like my Wyandottes.

    I know they can lighten with time, but can the Marans varnish turn off? Maybe the cold?
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009

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