best breed for dark brown eggs maran?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abhaya, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I really want to get some dark brown egg layers is the best breed maran?
  2. chris10sen

    chris10sen Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    Although I don't have any (yet), I believe your best bet is the black copper marans.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    It depends where you get them. If you get them from a hatchery, you may or may not get dark eggs. Marans can have one of the darkest for egg color, if you search for good breeders. (There are LOTS of them here on BYC)

    Here's my eggs from my BCM's from Gabbard Farms. By Marans standards, these aren't very dark.


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