how do these look for Maran egg color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Country Living Farm, Nov 12, 2009.

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  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    I have a white leghorn and a JG egg in the middle. the dark eggs are from BCM and the light dark eggs are from my Blus Maran's

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  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Gorgeous! I keep telling myself I dont need Marans and then people like you post pics like these.... [​IMG]
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    they look alright to me [​IMG]
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Comparing the pictures to the Marans egg chart, they aren't really dark enough to be considered Marans' eggs.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They are supposed to be at least a 4 on the chart....that is the egg under the white egg.
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  6. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    In the 2nd picture down, they are easily a 4. The other pics look like they are lightened by a flash.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I just know I don't sell that light of eggs from my Marans or hatch any birds from them. Too many sellers have tho which is why there are so many birds laying eggs that aren't as dark as they're supposed to be.
     
  8. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    It is the light. The eggs for the BCM are at or near a 5 right now with the chart I have. These are also pullet eggs. They started about a week or so ago laying. As for the Blue Maran's they are not normally as dark as Black Copper Maran eggs. They are about a 4 now with the chart.
     
  9. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is VERY easy to see that the true color of the eggs were washed out by the flash. As a previous poster mentioned they are easily 4's or better. If you enjoy your birds and are having fun filling your basket with colored eggs, then more power to you. Whenever someone innocently posts pics of eggs or birds that are "less than perfect", it always seems to turn into a "my eggs are better than your eggs" kind of thing.
     
  10. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    The best way to take a picture of Marans eggs is outside without a flash. The flash tends to wash out the color of the eggs.
    Don't worry what one or two people say about your eggs. Even if they lay less then a 4 they are still a Marans chicken. They do not become a different breed no more what other people say.
    Katy do you have a picture of your eggs as an example?
    Sharon
     
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