My Pet Chicken..Silver Cuckoo Marans..Egg Color??

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by oliviad51, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few months ago, I ordered some Silver cuckoo Maran chicks from MPC. does anyone else have some laying Cuckoo marans? What color are the eggs?
     
  2. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being a marans breeder I'm a little against hatchery marans. They don't breed for the beautiful coppery brown color the eggs should have to them. They breed for mass quantaties.... Sooooooo. They should be a dark copper brown.
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I have been wanting to get some BCMs. Once I get my barn built, I will get some. :)
     
  4. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some Marans (cuckoos, and BCM) from MPC, but they are only 15 weeks old, so I will have to wait and see.

    How old are yours?
     
  5. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are two months.(about 10 weeks) Shipped July 1st.
     
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  6. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope they start producing some beautiful eggs for you! They really are a great breed to have!
     
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  7. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Gerty is a cuckoo Maran but her eggs are sometimes quite dark and sometimes they are as light brown as my PR/RIR? Oh well? - I have a new Cuckoo Maran chick who is often sadly ill but weve managed to get her to 13 weeks now so i hope she may go on to lay good dark brown eggs one day?
    Does diet it make a difference to the shade of egg - ?

    Oesdog - Gerty is deffinately a Cookoo Maran and so is the new chick.
     
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