Darkest brown eegs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by key west chick, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    What breed lays the darkest brown eggs? What are the ones in the grocery store?
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    are they Wellsummers?
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    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?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Marans, Welsummers, Penedesenca all lay very dark brown eggs.
     
  5. foxhollow

    foxhollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Welsummers and marans lay VERY dark brown eggs, darker then the store eggs. I think those breeds have the darkest eggs.
    Marilyn
     
  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    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.
     
  7. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    My Australorps lay some dark brown eggs [​IMG]
     
  8. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Hey newnanchick, my DH does the bike ride thingy in Newnan.
     
  9. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    I just realized your a georgia peach too !!!!
     
  10. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008

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