How to get Bantam Marans eggs Darker?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by reesepoultry, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    I have a question. I have a quad of bantam marans and I am not real happy with the egg color. They lay a really light brown egg. I want the egg color to be darker like the standards.

    How would I go about doing this?

    Could I use a standard Maran roo on my bantam hens or will the effect the size a bunch.

    or

    Would using standard Maran hens with my Bantam Maran roo be better.

    I am lost and need some advice on how to darken my eggs up without messing with the size and feature too much.
     
  2. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Michelle, a couple of my solid black bantam marans girls lay a nice dark color egg, I was very surprised being that they are still soo much a project. Hoping they pass the color on in the next generation. [​IMG]

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