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maran's egg size

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ginasmarans, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
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    when my marans(cuckoo) begin laying, the eggs are usually a good size already. No little pullet eggs there. Is that typical of the breed?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My cuckoos have always laid good size eggs from the beginning. I've got 2 blues that started off smaller and their eggs are still smaller. My wheatens aren't laying yet, but the eggs they came from were good sized.
     
  3. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our cuckoo marans layed pretty big eggs right away. Some of them are huge. The biggest eggs we get except for maybe our white leghorn.
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I just got my first copper black marans egg and it is almost the size of a grocery store Large size egg. Dark too!
     
  5. mrpabaloogi

    mrpabaloogi Out Of The Brooder

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    well done
     
  6. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that my Black Coppers have been laying for a while, their eggs are often too big to fit in cartons.

    Here's the one I got yesterday, with a couple "standard" eggs for comparison:

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  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    my marans eggs have always been larger then others.

    Henry
     
  8. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking for some Wheaten Maran eggs to hatch.Any clues to get some?
     
  9. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Yes, look up bayhorsebonne on ebay, email her and just ask her if you could buy some Wheaten eggs. Her birds are HUGE and her egg quality is excellent. Tell her Patty sent you!
     
  10. katescountryfarm

    katescountryfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like everyone has large maran eggs. What the heck is wrong with my birds? They have been laying for a month or so and the eggs are medium size....if I'm lucky! I love the deep brown color though. The birds are some of my largest and I get wimpy eggs. All my other birds lay HUGE eggs.
     

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