looking for a nice dark brown egg layer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by catterbug, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to add a nice dark brown egg layer to my flock. I only have 8 chickens and would like to add about 4-6 more. I have 2 small children so I would like something that is friendly and a pretty good layer. However I really don't need a broody chicken so if there is one that is less likely to go broody I would prefer that. Right now I have 2 RIR, 2 Golden Buffs, 2 Salmon Faverolles and 2 Easter Eggers. I was thinking about the Cuckoo Marans but I read that they are active. Is that bad? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cuckoo Marans aren't necessarily "dark" brown egg layers. . . They're slightly darker than a brown egg, more on the orange side. (In most cases)

    A true dark brown layer would be a "French" Marans (must have feathering on its legs - Such colors like Wheaten, Black Copper, Blue Wheaten, Blue Copper, White, Golden Salmon.

    You'll need to search for breeders though, but it is WELL worth the time and money. [​IMG]
     

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