Copper Marans Eggs-HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kudzu vine, May 21, 2011.

  1. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    Olive Branch MS
    [​IMG] I just purchased two Black Copper Marans. Have had them about 4 days and haven't been accepted by the other girls yet. But they are laying. However, their eggs aren't chocolate brown! They are a light brown. Could this be from stress?

    Janet in Mississippi
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    They probably just don't lay very dark eggs. I've seen most people use a chart on here to rate their egg color. The egg colors on the chart range from rather light to extremely dark. So what I'm trying to say is, just because you have Marans doesn't mean they will lay those beautiful chocolate eggs. Especially if you bought them from a hatchery (or the person you bought them from got them from a hatchery). Good luck!

    EDITED TO ADD: I just re- read your post and noticed you've had them 4 days. Are these the only eggs you've gotten from them?????
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright


    I have one free marans that way, she lays lighter then a RIR

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