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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by girlmama, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. girlmama

    girlmama Hatching

    Jan 15, 2011
    louisville, ky
    Are Marans the only dark brown egg laying bird?

    If so, what hatcheries (or breeders willing to ship or near Lou, KY) Carry them?

    If not, what other breeds?

    Thank you.

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Marans are the only ones that lay really dark eggs. Penedesencas also do too though, but they're more on the rare side.

    Welsummers also lay a pretty dark egg, but not as much.

    Barnevelders are supposed to, but don't.

    There are hatcheries that carry Cuckoo Marans, but they don't lay very dark of eggs. There are a LOT of really good breeders on here willing to ship hatching eggs to you though. [​IMG]

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