I have seen lots of questions asking about color of marans eggs from hatcheries, so I thought I would give a little update on my hatchery black copper marans from my pet chicken. All three are now laying, and from questions I had asked, and questions I others had asked and responses I had read, my hopes were not too high. This is what I am getting from my girls. Enjoy This is a close up of the darkest egg in the basket picture. Sorry for the scratches! The new girls aren't exactly gentle with their eggs! In the background is the cherry cabinets in my kitchen for comparison. They are quite dark.