I added a Black Copper Maran, Blue Copper Maran, and Splash Maran to my flock a couple months ago. I was excited to see some pretty dark brown eggs in my basket this month. Two of the 3 have started laying and the eggs are cream colored (same as my Silkie's egg) lighter than my Barred Rocks, Lavender Orpington, Black Sexlink, etc. They are closest in color to my Brown Leghorn's bright white egg. Here are some pictures of the three. I got them from a guy that only had Marans. What happened? Here's to hoping the Splash Maran's eggs are darker.