Very excited to have a new color in the egg basket today. I find the color surprisingly beautiful for a hatchery Marans, though I know it is not as dark as it "should" be. For comparison, I have shown it with my other two layers' eggs. They are Barred Plymouth Rocks. The Marans egg was quite large for a first egg. It is larger than those of my other pullets who have been laying for several weeks. Thought folks might be intersted in the color egg you get from hatchery stock Marans. Some of the richness is lost in the photos, but you can see some of the nice speckling it has. Also for color comparison there is peanut butter in the last picture.