Marans???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Momto3, May 24, 2011.

  1. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do all different colors of marans lay the really dark eggs?
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No they do not, check out the thread already started on Marans.
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    And certain bloodlines lay darker eggs than others, too. I have seen black coppers lay a dark mahogany and others lay a milk chocolate but they were not the same bloodlines.
    Research a lot.
     
  4. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In general, the silver cuckoos lay lighter than the other varieties. The black and blue coppers usually lay the darkest and blue/black/splash, wheatens, and other varieties are somewhere in the middle. It will depend on the lines and the breeder you get them from because it can vary depending on if the breeder is working on getting darker eggs in a certain variety etc. In general Marans bought from hatcheries usually will lay a lighter egg especially if they are cuckoos.
     
  5. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I would also ad it depends on how much PENE blood has been added over the years.
     
  6. pouletdile

    pouletdile Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one Cuckoo that came from McMurray and the eggs are darker than the other hens but they're not really dark like choc.
     
  7. skylinepoultry

    skylinepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've still yet to even see a Penne. Lay. A super dark egg. That's just me though.
     

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