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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Momto3, May 24, 2011.
Do all different colors of marans lay the really dark eggs?
Quote:No they do not, check out the thread already started on Marans.
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.
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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.
Quote:I would also ad it depends on how much PENE blood has been added over the years.
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.
Quote:I've still yet to even see a Penne. Lay. A super dark egg. That's just me though.