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Dark brown eggers???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BackyardCountry, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. BackyardCountry

    BackyardCountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm looking for breeds that lay dark brown eggs and the only three i know of are marans and welsummers and barnvelders. are there any others? if not, what are the differences between the three? which one has the best temperament?? Thanks...
     
  2. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have BCMS. Silver Cukoo Marans and Wellsumers. My BCMS lay the darkest eggs, but the SCMS are not far behind. My Wells are not laying yet. The BCMS Rooster was very nice and gentle. Beautiful. I had to re-home him because of crowing issues. At least I got some chicks before he had to go. I do miss him.
     
  3. BackyardCountry

    BackyardCountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is a bcms and scms?? sorry, did not understand..
     
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is another kind that I think start with a P. So sorry I can't remember what it is, if I remember I will let you know.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Penesdesencas. Mediterranean breed.

    Hope I spelled that right.
     
  6. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think BCM is Black Copper Maran, but I have never seen it with an "s" at the end, maybe the above person was meaning it in a plural way??? IDK [​IMG]
     
  7. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Got it Penedesenca. I don't have any or know anything about them though. I want some brown egg layers and I came across these in my search. Hopefully, someone else can tell you something about them. Here is a link that can tell you some about it.

    http://www.raising-chickens.org/penedesenca.html

    The Crele roos are really pretty.

    Good luck
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  8. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Ahhh, I see you beat me to it. Good job. Do you know anything about this breed? I think I might get some in the future.

    [​IMG]

    Quote:Penesdesencas. Mediterranean breed.

    Hope I spelled that right.
     
  9. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marans is spelled with an "S" even when it's singular.
     
  10. BackyardCountry

    BackyardCountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what is the best dark brown egg breed, speaking from experience?? most even tempered, best rate of lay etc. please
     

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