Darkest brown eegs

key west chick

Songster
11 Years
May 31, 2008
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Gainesville, GA
I don't know. But I want some hens that lay dark brown eggs and don't know where to start.(need them in the spring) Was thinking Welsummers might be good. Anyone know what they are in the store?
 

foxhollow

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jul 17, 2008
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Winthrop
Welsummers and marans lay VERY dark brown eggs, darker then the store eggs. I think those breeds have the darkest eggs.
Marilyn
 

newnanchic

Songster
12 Years
Jan 3, 2008
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Newnan, Georgia
The darkest will be the Black Copper Marans. The "good" lines of these birds will lay a chocolate brown egg. They are hard to find. I have a roo and 3 hens that I hope to start laying this month then I have 3 teenagers and I hope that I am picking up 10 more next week. I will be offering eggs for sale and spring should be about right. send me a pm if intrested for the details.
 

Solsken Farm

Songster
12 Years
Quote:The grocery store probably sells sex link eggs. That's my guess.

Wellsummers lay beautiful dark eggs, often with speckles. Cuckoo Marans lay a pretty dark egg. Some breeders might sell you chicks (10 or 15 minimum) if you don't have an incubator. Newnanchick is correct that Copper Black Marans lay perhaps the darkest egg, but they are hard to get and very expensive. My experience is that cuckoos can ay as dark an egg as the Copper Blacks.

Good luck!
 
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