Dark Color Buff Orp Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JustAChickenLittle&More, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    Ok, can someone tell me what is the darkest color they ever got from a buff orphington hen?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine vary a little in the shade, but none are very dark.
     
  3. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    well I have 3 that are almost as dark as copper maran eggs? I'm wondering if that is what they are. I ordered 6 buff orp's eggs. I got three that were the light to med beige color and the other three like I said are darker, way darker. Like milk chocolate?
     
  4. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 buffs...
    they lay very pale brown.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    well I have 3 that are almost as dark as copper maran eggs?

    They were seriously this dark? [​IMG]

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    The brown eggs in that carton are the same as what an Orpington should lay. . . the dark red ones are from Black Copper Marans.

    I can see an Orpington laying a darker shade of brown, but not like a French Marans. Especially if the Orpington is a true buff color (no black, white, or grey in its feathers at all)​
     

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