! I have two FBC Marans, they are 29 weeks old... Today, much to my surprise, I found a beautiful dark brown egg. It was small but not tiny and it had a tiny bit of blood on one end.. She looked and seemed fine.. I had to look..LOL. No it wasn't very high on the egg color chart but twice as dark as my RIR eggs.. So, I am one very happy camper.. They aren't breeding stock---just eye candy for my coop and egg basket.. I am in love!!! ETA: And she laid the egg in the nest box! I have four boxes and she has gone w/ the crowd and laid it in everyone's favorite..