Hatchery Marans Egg Color- Black Copper, Blue Splash, Golden Cuckoo, Cuckoo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KurtG, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. KurtG

    KurtG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So chicks ordered, coop built, license application in the mail, left with waiting until spring.

    I got a mix of Maran pullets on order from Meyer - Black Copper, Blue Splash, Golden Cuckoo, and Cuckoo. Can not keep all of them nor raise them all until they start laying.

    I have heard Black Copper lay darker, but what about the others? Any trends in egg color as a rule of thumb among these?

    Son wants to keep a Blue Splash, was thinking to go heavier on the Black Copper and move most of the others keeping one of each color so the flock has some variety to it.
     

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