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Do marans eggs darken up after they first start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jettgirl24, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    I got my first marans egg today! Woo hoo! I'm a little disappointed in the color though because the babies came out of nice dark eggs... Its medium brown but did have very dark speckles. Once she gets laying will they darken up? Its not a giant deal because they're just part of my laying flock but I was really looking forward to the pretty eggs!
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Check after the 20th egg that's the 'true color'
     
  3. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    Good to know! Here's hoping they turn out as dark as their mamas' eggs [​IMG]
     

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