Now that my coop is finished I get to start thinking about what birds I want to get. I currently have a pekin duck of questionable gender and a leghorn hen. I love the dark brown eggs of marans but I have also heard they don't lay as often... I really don't know what is the best breed. When it comes down to it egg "productivity" is important to me. Hard to compare any layer to a leghorn (she would lay her egg in the middle of a snowstorm on a pile of thumb tacks if thats the only spot she had to do it) but how often do your dark browns eggers lay and could you recommend me a breed, if marans aren't a good choice?