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Chocolate eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kuntrychick, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chicken lays the darkest chocolate colored eggs? Is It the Copper Marans? If you have that kind of chicken, let me see your chickens & pics of eggs, please! I want one or two really bad! Where can I get one?

    Isn't there other colors like Splash & such of Marans too? Do they also lay the very dark chocolate eggs?
     
  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Marans are the overall "type" that lay dark eggs. There are maran breeds that carry a specific color gene who also lay the dark eggs.

    Several non-maran breeds lay dark eggs as well, the names of which escape me now. I can think of welsummers, pandescas, and....that's all I got right now. It is far too late for me to think.
     
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Copper Marans or BCM is what I've been told. They do lay beautiful eggs! But I usually only get 3 eggs a week per hen. And they take lots of egg laying breaks So their not the most prolific chickens.
     
  5. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any of the Marans colors, Black Copper, Blue Copper, Splash, Cuckoo, etc, all lay the dark, chocolate colored eggs. That "darkness" varies per individual bird though, with some laying lighter/darker than others of the breed.

    Welsummer chickens are also supposed to lay dark eggs, though I don't know if they are as dark as the darkest Marans lay.

    Don't know if there are any Marans breeders near you, but thunder123 here on BYC is a local breeder of FBCM's in my neck of the woods (in Louisiana) and is the person I bought my Marans chicks from.
     
  6. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Barnvelders, Pendenescas and Welsummers all lay dark brown eggs.
     
  7. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had two Cuckoo Marans. One of them was killed by a hawk last week, but she had been laying for about a month. Her eggs were a rich brown, with an almost orange tint. Our other one who has been laying for a couple of weeks, lays huge, dark eggs. Really dark.
     
  8. Mama Hen Chris

    Mama Hen Chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 3 dark eggs are from my Welsummer

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    This is from my Cuckoo Marans... is much darker than my Welsummer's eggs
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  9. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nice! Where did you get them? How do your welsummers lay?
     

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