black copper marans egg color

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by RIR0BCM, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi thiis may be a hard question but i hope i can get some answers i know there are lots if experts here
    so here it goes

    my black copper marans hen doesnt lay dark brown eggs her eggs are light brown although the breeder i bought her from (as a pullet) said she is purebred she looks purebred to me too shes like the high quality hens i see on the internet

    there are no breeders in my area or even close to my area and this type of bird is very expensive here and i dont want to end up with another light brown egg layer
    i want those dark brown eggs !!!!!

    so i was thinking if i hatch some of my hens eggs is there a chance for her offsprings to lay dark brown eggs ??? if the rooster is also a purebred ?
    please helpp

    thanks
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    If the male you use is from Marans that lay Dark Eggs then you would have a chance to get some eggs that are Darker from the off spring.
     
  3. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    There are more Marans that lay light eggs than there are that lay the Dark eggs.
     
  4. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i read somewhere that blue marans eggs are lighter than the black marans eggs is that true ??
    there is a good chance my hen carries blue genes could that be the reason why her eggs are light ?
    black copper marans are supposed to lay the darkest eggs of all marans types i just dont know whats wrong with this one ........ [​IMG]
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know if it is true overall, but my black coppers lay darker eggs than my blue splash.
     
  6. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep that's what i heard
    this is her first laying season do you think she would lay darker eggs next season or as she gets older ?
     
  7. sashanellie

    sashanellie Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently added 2 black copper marans and 1 splash marans to my flock, and so far, one girl started laying. She has laid (lain?) 4 perfect (but very small) MEDIUM BROWN eggs. Will the eggs get darker? They are not marans chocolate colored as I had expected. Also, will they get bigger? They are almost as small as my guinea hen eggs!
    thanks!
     
  8. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first few eggs are usually small in size they will get bigger with time.....
    as for the color i cant help you....if you come across helpful info please share
     
  9. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are pictures of my BCM eggs ..what do you think about the color ?

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  10. sashanellie

    sashanellie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for info about the size, and the photos are exactly the color of Ninja's eggs. Is that abnormal?
     

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