dark brown egg layers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amykilpatrick, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. amykilpatrick

    amykilpatrick New Egg

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    I am in Augusta GA. looking for chick varieties that will lay dark brown eggs
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock. You will want to check out the "Marans" breed they are known for chocolate eggs.
     
  3. featherfella

    featherfella Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    I know that ISA Browns lay dark brown eggs with speckles. I also know that Black Copper Marans lay dark coloured eggs. That's I'll I am aware of.

    Hope this helped.
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I find that my red sexlinks lay a pretty dark egg. In fact, they stay dark, while the marans egg gets lighter as they get older, even during the first yr. My experience.
    I've had a lot of my mixed breeds lay pretty dark brown eggs. Also, the Wellsummer, with some speckles sprinkled in. :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Lots of breeds lay eggs in varying shades of brown. A lot of fun is in the looking. My Delawares are always pretty consistent with the brown eggs. Plus I love their personality. Good luck in your search.
     
  8. amykilpatrick

    amykilpatrick New Egg

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    wow. thanks Ya'll. appreciate the participation! I have 12 and a broody Frizzle on 3 eggs so I don't need to order a large quantity of chicks! I would like more variety in egg color. I'm looking for that long shot that someone who lives near will have a few chicks that I can aquire! never hurts to ask!
     

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