Maran eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kathy1, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok I got a cuckoo maran April 28th from MPC, I think she has begun to lay, he eggs are only a tad darker than my RIR's. This is my forst marans, I thought the eggs were darker. Their site says chocolate brown. If my rir's didnt have eggs in the nest I would have thought that the new egg was theirs. Anyone else get marans from them at that time so we can compare?
     
  2. joyous

    joyous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI , I have 3 Black copper marans and their eggs run from light brown to dark chocolate, so there must be variation in the breed. They are only 8 months old, so maybe it will change?
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    it wont change in fact it will get lighter. I have bought several FBCM from breeders who claim to have very dark eggs. Some have started laying they are dark but not as dark as I was expecting. I have 2 more hens that are gonna lay soon, I am holding out hope that they will rank higher than a 5 on the chart.

    here is a pic of mine with a brahma egg I also had a RIR that layed a light brown egg and it was much lighter than the eggs my marans lay.

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  4. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    the egg ont he top is what I have, maybe a tad darker/spotty, but it is just a bit darker than my rir egg. is is possible that it is not from my maran???
     

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