Dark chocolate brown eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs. K, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two star cross, two RIR, one bared rock, two buff o, and two what I think are the austrolopes. Anyway, they just started laying and someone is laying a DARK Dark brown egg, the color of a hershey's kiss. I am sure it is not the RIR, or the Bared. But I have never had laying BO, or the Aus. Does anyone have an idea? mk
     
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  2. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a pic? [​IMG]
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow that is awesome do you have pics? maybe you have a maran mix and not an austrolorp?
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    From that description, it sounds like a Marans egg - you're sure you don't have a Marans?
     
  5. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could the barred rock be a cucko marans?
     
  6. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not the BO. Maybe the Austrolarp, we have never had a hen. But our Red Star young hens lay very dark brown eggs, and we had a Red Star before and hers were not that color. So maybe your star cross hens?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My black stars lay a dark egg.... darker than any of my other girls with exception of the maran.
     
  8. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I'm thinking you have a Cuckoo Marans instead of a BR
     

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