darkest layer from meyer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by peartreehens, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. peartreehens

    peartreehens Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2013
    Hey everyone. I'm hoping to add three girls to my flock this spring. I've got two breeds chosen, but need to choose a third (minimum shipping order from Meyer). I want a really really dark egg. I know BCMs tend to be the answer, but I'm wondering if the BCMs from a hatchery (and Meyer, specifically) will be dark enough to stand out? My cuckoo marans' egg is barely darker than my barred rocks . . .

    Or would I do better to get a Welsummer? Or a Barnvelder? Help, oh you who've ordered!
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    I have a BCM from a hatchery (not positive which one) and her egg isn't very dark - the hatcheries don't really breed well for the egg color in them. Although Meye says they have good lines for theirs, so I dunno. I have a welsummer from Meyer, though, and she lays a nice dark egg, so I know for sure that their Welsummers are okay.
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