Cuckoo Marans eggs ' how dark?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by patty12, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. patty12

    patty12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2011
    [​IMG]I have 5 cuckoo marans hens bought at a hatchery here are 4 eggs from the marans. how does the color seem to you? I have been disappointed because the color is not much darker than my Golden comets..
    I know since they came from the hatchery I was lucky to get these as dark as they are but I wondered how they measure up against other maran eggs for dark color?
  2. theotherfoote

    theotherfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2012
    Newberg, Oregon
    You got a better color than I did. I'm pretty sure the end egg here is the first egg from my cuckoo marans (I also have an australorp that isn't laying yet, so in all fairness, I'm not 100% sure who layed this egg). If this is indeed from my marans, I'm more than a little dissapointed in the color.

  3. skyblu

    skyblu Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2013
    Devon, UK
    they look a little darker than my cuckoo maran's eggs - so pretty good I'd say :) cuckoo's aren't the darkest layers of the maran world so they look about right to me

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