Hey, I've been curious about the Darkest of the Dark egg layers. I know that the Marans are all the rage (esp. the Black Coppers) but I'm curious as to what breed produces the darkest egg. Also, in the Marans, do the different types (ie Cuckoo, wheaton, BC) differ in egg colors? Are the BC's so popular because they're really dark, or because they're dark and the birds are pretty. Is it just a new fad like when everyone had to have a "labradoodle"?