Marans egg color please post pics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I have yet to see any really dark ones, does anyone have a flock that when they first started laying the egg color was over a 7 on the chart? if so anyone have pics? I am starting to wonder if they exist lol

    the best I have gotten from my flock so far is a nice red 5 and I want to breed for darker eggs but dont know where to begin to find them, I even looked at a lot of the french sites and they seem to have ones in the 5 range as well. And yes there are lots on e-bay but weeding through the real ones is hard as no one posts what their egg color is after their hatches reach point of lay.

    I know there is a marans post but it has gotten very long and I wanted to discuss egg color only. [​IMG]
     
  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    These eggs came from Wynette, and are in my incubator:
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  4. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are from my 2 girls, a black copper and a blue pullet that just started to lay. The eggs have gotten a shade or two darker since.

    The light brown eggs are from my production rir flock.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    These are from my wheatens, probably 1/2 thru their laying cycle
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    These are from my cuckoos at the beginning of theirs
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  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Beautiful eggs! I would like a few Marans someday. Such gorgeous birds.
     

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