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.


    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

    Feb 27, 2010
    Foothills of NC
    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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