Dark Egg Breeds Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by drom, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    Quote:Good mine should do fine then.. 80F is not frequent, 90F is uncommon, maybe one day a year, and 100 is maybe once a decade...(We do not even have a fan anymore let alone an air conditioner in the house...[​IMG]

    My fat little butterballs seem fine with the cold so far.... I will know how they fair better in spring though..
    ON
     
  2. drom

    drom Songster

    Jun 12, 2008
    California
    Quote:Resolution posted some info on nutrition and spices in the diets of dark egg layers on the old Marans thread. If I can find it, I will post a link to it. I think he had some of the same spices you have listed there. He also had some great info on suet cakes.
     
  3. drom

    drom Songster

    Jun 12, 2008
    California
    (We do not even have a fan anymore let alone an air conditioner in the house...[​IMG]

    Ok, that bothers me. [​IMG]
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I did get a few eggs today. Miss Olive, my one and only Olive Egger, is a year old now, and still lays the darkest Olive egg (top left corner). She came from Wynette's eggs, and is a beautiful blue girl. My youngest Marans are still not laying. White eggs here are Icelandics.

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  5. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    more pictures of that olive egg pleeez
     
  6. knjinnm

    knjinnm Songster

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    Quote:I see they eggs are marked, are planning to incubate them?
    Joe
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I see they eggs are marked, are planning to incubate them?
    Joe

    Yes. I am collecting for a week, and then I will throw them in the bator.
     
  8. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Songster

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    Are the Icelandic eggs usually small or are those youngsters?
     
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Brand new layers. Just started this past week.
     
  10. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Okay I don't have any dark eggs to submit today so I am going to submit this picture of good eye color on my favorite pullet....
     

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