Look I got a chocolate egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hollywood Chickens, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009

    could one of my Barred rocks be a cuckoo marans?
  2. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2010
    Yorktown, Virginia
  3. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    beautiful color
  4. brounii

    brounii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2010
    Jonesborough, TN
  5. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2009
    Athens, al
    my barred rocks and sex links lay eggs that dark and sometimes darker.

    but nice looking eggs
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I'm gonna guess it was the Cuckoo Marans girl. Unless you have really good breeder stock, they generally do not lay super-dark (like the charts say) but they are darker than Barred Rocks.
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Pretty egg, not quite "chocolate," but pretty.

    Actually your Barred Rocks are likely still Barred Rocks. A lot of hatchery ones lay pretty dark brown of eggs compared to the normal brown.

    Check your hen's leg color. If any have pink/white legs instead of yellow, you've got Cuckoo Marans.
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Well my BR girl came from Ideal hatchery, and she lays an almost pink egg. Lighter than my BO's eggs.
    But anyway, ditto on the leg color.
  9. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    I don't care if she is a dark egg laying BR or a light egg laying Marans, but the eggs are pretty.
    I have had 12 BRs and this is the darkest egg that I have gotten from a BR.
    If she is a Marans she is defiantly low quality because she has yellow legs, and Mypetchickens chickens are not SQ so it wouldn't surprise me if she is a Marans with yellow legs, and light eggs.

    My friend has a Cuckoo Marans from Ideal and the eggs are light brown with dark brown speckles.
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Not dark enough to be a CM egg.

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