Can you give me a list of dark egg layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninjascrub69, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to add some "chocolate" eggers to my flock, can you give me a list of breeds that lay a dark egg?
     
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  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Marans and Welsummer too. [​IMG]
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I think Welsummers lay dark eggs too!!

    Missi
     
  5. and Penedesenca
     
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Our darker layers here are Black Copper Marans, Wheaten Marans, BBS Marans (to be available in 2011), Welsummers.

    You can also get other dark egg layers - Pendesenca -- not sure of spelling, have heard they don't lay that well, Barnvelders - have heard the darkness is a project in the making as apparently the European types are darker.... I'm sure there are others as well.

    We love our Marans, they are our darkest, and the Welsummers are lighter than the Marans..

    edited for terrible typo!
     
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  7. Quote:Not hatchery Wellsummers... They don't lay dark eggs.. Neither do hatchery Marans.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Here's a link to Henderson's Handy Dandy Chicken Breeds Chart:
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    I refer to it ALL the time.

    P.S. - My feedstore (therefore "hatchery") Welsummer lays very dark eggs.
    In this photo are two Welsummer eggs, an EE egg, a Lakenvelder egg, and a bantam cochin egg.

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  9. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all!
    I think im going to get some BCM's and penedesenca's
     
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    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    golden comets i will recomed them for thier temperment and looks and yes the eggs are dark
     

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